Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
- Excerpt: An appreciation of Orson Welles’ 1948 Shakespeare film.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Excerpt: Randle McMurphy and Nurse Ratched play a game of one-upmanship while we sit and watch, basking in the glory of their finely tuned characters.
Paint Your Wagon
- Excerpt: An appreciation of the 1969 musical
Victory at Sea
- Excerpt: A review of the 1954 documentary.
Recent Home Video Releases
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
The Jester’s Supper
- Excerpt: There is some dispute as to whether The Jester’s Supper was the first or second Italian film to feature a bare-breasted actress. In any case, it was a scene that made waves in 1942, and probably would have still raised eyebrows twenty years later.
- Excerpt: Sex and the married neurotic
Wet Hot American Summer
- Excerpt: The State travels back to summer 1981
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
- Excerpt: Atragon is a veritable visual and thematic encyclopaedia of Japanese pop science fiction, marshalled by Ishiro Honda.
Business and Pleasure
Eyes Without a Face
- Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Eyes Without A Face’ – Georges Franju Proves That A Horror Film Can Be Beautiful, Too
- Excerpt: 30 years ago — 30 years ago this very month, in fact — ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘Black Belt Jones’ director Robert Clouse gave us (and gave is the only word for a gift like this) ‘Gymkata,’ which imagines a new fighting style that combines martial arts and… gymnastics. This really happened in Hollywood in the 1980s, which gives you some idea of exactly how much cocaine was flowing through that place back then.
It’s All Gone Pete Tong
The Lady Confesses
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
The Road Warrior
Satellite in the Sky
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Traffic in Souls
- Excerpt: Traffic in Souls is equal parts overwrought melodrama, social indictment, and documentary, which makes it a fascinating film as a crowd pleaser with actual relevance.