Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
The African Queen
- Excerpt: There is something delightful in seeing two great actors play to and against type.
Belle de Jour: Bunuel’s Masterpiece
- Excerpt: Belle de Jour is Bunuel”s most accessible and populr film, a highlight of his career as well as landmark of Surrealist Cinema
- Excerpt: Cinema Paradiso es una película tierna, nostálgica, y divertida.
A Hard Day’s Night
- Excerpt: The spirit embodied by Lester’s Beatles was welcoming, and it wasn’t about chronological age: it was about choosing “parading” over propriety.
Phantom of the Paradise
- Excerpt: Made in the heart of the midnight movie craze, when directors were free to take (relatively) big budgets and take crazy chances with them, De Palma included a number of stylistically off-balance scenes that surely would have been excised, to ‘Phantom”s detriment, in a less forgiving film era.
Sweet Smell of Success
- Excerpt: Sweet Smell of Success is an angry film, brilliant, but highly cynical, reflecting the moral morass that the characters in this demimonde of nightclubs and backroom deals to get a line in a newspaper column work in.
Recent Home Video Releases
- Excerpt: KL Studio Classics certainly took a leap of faith with Elmer Gantry!
Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotic Cinema
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
The Beast Must Die
- Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘The Beast Must Die’ – A Classic Werewolf Movie With A Twist
Crime Against Joe
Hi Diddle Diddle
High Tide (1947)
- Excerpt: More interesting than your typical rape-revenge exploitation cheapie.