Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
Audrey Hepburn Collection
- Excerpt: hree of Audrey Hepburn’s most beloved films are brought together here under one cover, compiling previously released Blu-ray editions in one sleek package. Though the bundling doesn’t necessarily have a strict theme, the set will satisfy viewers who enjoy the actress’ penchant for fairy tale romances.
Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
- Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] As much a French cultural touchstone as a charming and nuanced picture of desire, “Claire’s Knee” is Eric Rohmer’s best-known film.
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
- Excerpt: David Lynch’s filmic immersion into the surreal world of his distinctly odd protagonist Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) comes through in a creepy black-and-white black comedy that functions perfectly as a nerve-wracking exercise in existential horror.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Le beau Serge
- Excerpt: Running roughshod over the usual settling-in period, Le beau Serge grabs the viewer by the scruff of the neck with an ominous energy and holds us tight to the bitter end—bitter being the operative word.
Recent Home Video Releases
Spinning Discs: All the Trimmings
- Excerpt: Helen Mirren serves up killer shrews with a side of Ghibli on home video.
Sweet & Perverse Milly
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
The Lusty Men
- Excerpt: This unconventional cowpoke picture offers a glimpse behind the scenes at rodeo riders and the dangerous lives they lead. Robert Mitchum stars in The Lusty Men as a one-time champion looking for a new life, and how introducing a pair of newlyweds (Arthur Kennedy and Susan Hayward) to the bronco-busting circuit effects them all.
Moon of the Wolf
- Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Moon Of The Wolf’ – A Crazy Werewolf T.V. Movie From Back When T.V. Movies Were Cool
Sur le Chemin de l’École
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
The Young Savages
- Excerpt: The problem is, The Young Savages lacks the same rigor its fictional D.A. shows in his pursuit of a righteous outcome. One can feel the filmmakers straining to find ways to justify their own bias by adding challenging elements to bolster the counter-argument.