Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
- Excerpt: El Cid, given current events, is a remarkably insightful film about not just Islamic extremism, but about human compassion and the understanding that not all Muslims are threats. It mixes epic and intimate extremely well, with Heston and Loren towering over the proceedings.
Daughters of the Dust
- Excerpt: Now that I’m older and more open, it’s easier to appreciate ‘Jurassic Park’ for what it is — a first-rate piece of action/horror craftsmanship, an exquisitely composed and assembled popcorn picture, and in many ways (hi there, shared ‘JP’ theme park/movie logo) a sly commentary on the business of the blockbuster. But more than anything, a recent viewing served as a reminder that it was one of the first major movies to use CGI — and still one of the few to use it properly.
Recent Home Video Releases
Desire for Beauty
Filmmakers get resourceful in this week’s releases
- Excerpt: This week’s releases include a conventional underdog story told well; an innovative and striking sci-fi movie; a ground-breaking TV series; and a gender-bending love story. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/entertainment/review-filmmakers-get-resourceful-in-this-week-s-releases/article/434844#ixzz3cZlPqXme
Generation Baby Buster
Make Way for Tomorrow
The Sadistic Baron von Klaus
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
- Excerpt: Group mentality reaches for one lie after another in Iranian tale
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
- Excerpt: One last peek behind the curtain at the masterful Studio Ghibli
A Most Wanted Man
- Excerpt: Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le CarrÃ© spy tale
This Filtjhy Earth
- Excerpt: …sort of an English countryside version of ‘Gummo’.
What Lies Beneath
- Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘What Lies Beneath’ – Robert Zemeckis Makes A Big Hollywood Haunted House Movie