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Features

Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Wednesday, February 22 2012

Charles Dickens 200: Great Expectations: Bright Hope and Dark Resignation

Where we are now, in 2012, is on a darker plain especially for the large "Underclass". Perhaps Dickens can light our way?


Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Sunday, October 12 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.


Reviews

Thursday, June 20 2013

Victims of the Machine Inhabit 'A Passage to India'

All the characters are in thrall to their institutions, whether they be the English legal system in the case of Heaslop, of English-led colleges for Fielding, or the larger institution of the British Raj itself.


Thursday, May 10 2012

A Neophyte and a Cosmopolitan Get Together and Create Magic: 'David Lean Directs Noël Coward'

A beautiful chronicle of British life during the war, a perfect example of propaganda and a detailed examination of creative evolution, this boxset is sure to become a staple in film lovers' libraries.


Monday, August 2 2010

If You Believe That Bigger Is Better and Biggest Is Best, Then 'Doctor Zhivago' Is For You

Doctor Zhivago, almost pornographic in the way it pursues the beautiful image, stands on the other side of a vast chasm defining one era of film making from another.


Wednesday, April 28 2010

Essential Art House: Brief Encounter

No matter how exciting their meetings are, there’s always the looming train ride back to nonexistence.


Wednesday, March 18 2009

Hobson's Choice (Criterion Collection)

Director Lean toys with the audience’s expectations with regards to his well-established directorial style.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 3 2010

In One Word - EPIC!: 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (Blu-ray)

From the solid work by everyone in front of the lens to the tireless efforts of the throngs behind, you can see the breadth of vision in every single frame.


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