Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
Here is Your Life
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources
- Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources” is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as though you were living there during the period.
On the Town
Report to the Commissioner
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
Recent Home Video Releases
Cemetery Without Crosses
- Excerpt: An anomalous “baguette western” (a term coined by Alex Cox) from the late ’60s comes to home video, and it’s a revelation of harsh, melancholy fatalism.
House of 1,000 Dolls
The Lazarus Effect
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
- Excerpt: Sophie Tucker was a great talent that deserves a great film. This isn’t it.
- Excerpt: Some people are show business personalities, others are show business.
Pandas: The Journey Home
- Excerpt: The film is an ideal introduction on species protection to younger viewers.
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
Cellar Dweller / Catacombs
East Side, West Side
From a Whisper to a Scream
King of Kings
- Excerpt: For all intents and purposes, despite its epic nature and long running time, Christ is almost irrelevant to King of Kings. And that’s perhaps the least of its problems.
The Lady Without Camelias
The Longest Ride
- Excerpt: Sparks sets up a double love story—one in the past, with the woman (Oona Chaplin) deceased and the man (Alan Alda) on life support, and the other a young couple just trying to find someone.
The Outing / The Godsend
- Excerpt: High on kaleidoscope lenses but low on plotting, this psychedelic capsule has lost most of its potency over the past five decades.
- Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Savage Weekend’ – One Of The Forgotten Proto-Slashers