Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 6, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Algie, the Miner

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (1912) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Algie Allmore has one year to prove he’s a man in order to wed Harry Lyons’ daughter.

Bad Blood

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (1934) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A young man-about-Paris, cut off from his father’s money, falls in with a picaresque gang of car thieves.


Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2009) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Jordi is a teenager who recently lost his father and who , next to his mother, decides to move to another city to start a new life. At first everything seems fine , but the fate in store …


Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (1944) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2005) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

The Hitcher

James Jay Edwards @ (1986)

Joan the Maid 1 and 2: The Battles and the Prisons

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Alliance of Women Film Journalists (1994)

  • Excerpt: Joan the Maid provides an accurate and complete version of a story best known to many of us only in terms of her fiery martyrdom. Jacques Rivette’s humanizing chronicle brings Joan back to life without disturbing her religious mystery.

Little Nicholas

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2009) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Going Back To School Is Great!

Love’s Berries

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (1926) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Jean, the hairdresser, is flabbergasted: what is that baby his girlfriend Lisa has put in his arms out of the blue? The fruit of love? Out of the question…

The Mill and the Cross

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2011) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel’s painting. The theme of Christ’s suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

Robin Hood

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2010) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

The Strange Case of Angelica

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Critico (2010) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.


Betty Jo Tucker @ Reel Talk Reviews (1958)

  • Excerpt: Vertigo fan wants more respect for Hitchock’s haunting psychological thriller.

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