Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure' | 4 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM
Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together.
The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation | 19 Oct 2014 // 9:30 PM
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe.
'Cinema' --That's Italian for Cinema | 4 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM
New DVD provider RaroVideo USA is coming out of the gate with two lavish Criterion-worthy releases: The Clowns and the Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection. One is nominally "arty" and the other "lowdown", but the lines deserve to be blurred.
Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries' | 20 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.
'Mack Sennett Collection' and 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies' Are Documents of Comedy Landmarks | 29 Sep 2014 // 1:00 AM
These two box sets offer up key historical examples of the pratfall as high art.
We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking | 27 Aug 2014 // 3:00 AM
Flicker Alley's new Blu-ray/DVD combo We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking provides a glimpse into obscure corners of film history.