Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 4, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

42nd Street: Iconic Musical of Depression Era

Emanuel Levy @

  • Excerpt: 42nd Street, the 1933 Oscar nominee, may not be the best backstage musical but sure is the most iconic and best known of the early Depression era

Chimes at Midnight

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Recent Home Video Releases

David Zucker and the Freeing of The Id

Carson Lund @ The House Next Door

  • Excerpt: Zucker’s best instincts are those that seek to throw a wrench into every single received convention we expect from genre movies, to call attention to their workings not in a way that provokes thought, but in a manner that hijacks the audience’s attention.

Smooth Talk

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

American Sniper

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: Is it a celebration of slaughter or is it a powerful statement about America’s wars?

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Hell to Eternity

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Inside Llewyn Davis

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

The Last Run

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Downbeat but well-crafted crime thriller.

A Madea Christmas

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Romeo and Juliet (1936)

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Scream for Help

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Scream For Help’ – An Early Teen Horror Mystery From A Young Tom Holland

The Star Wars Holiday Special

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Zombie Lake

Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique

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