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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

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.


Columns

Sunday, October 19 2014

'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation

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.


Monday, April 4 2011

'Cinema' --That's Italian for Cinema

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.


Reviews

Sunday, April 20 2014

Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries'

Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.


Blogs

Monday, September 29 2014

'Mack Sennett Collection' and 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies' Are Documents of Comedy Landmarks

These two box sets offer up key historical examples of the pratfall as high art.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents and Itinerant Filmmaking

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.


Friday, February 28 2014

Hildegarde Withers Mystery Collection

Withering lines, dithering cops.


Friday, November 25 2011

For Art, Comrade!: 'Landmarks of Early Soviet Film'

Soviet whippersnappers for progress!


Monday, December 7 2009

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa, The Criterion Collection [$399.00]


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