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.
How About Some Noah Baumbach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman & Akira Kurosawa for the Holidays? | 8 Dec 2016 // 9:00 PM
If you ever wonder why certain elements get tossed into a movie, remember: beauty never needs to be justified. These and other thoughts on recent Blu-ray releases.
Separate But Unequal: 'Pioneers of African-American Cinema' | 8 Aug 2016 // 9:30 PM
Funded by Kickstarter, this five-disc set preserves and restores the most significant collection of "race films" on DVD and Blu-ray.
Beauty in the Abstract: 'Visual Music 1947-1986' | 8 May 2017 // 6:30 AM
These films present pure sensual pleasure unfettered by story, character and other left-brain constructs. In other words, this stuff is beautiful.
Shirley Clarke's Films Collected and Restored | 12 Dec 2016 // 9:45 PM
Every short film, documentary and home movie here tells you something about this indefatigable dynamo and largely overlooked artist.
Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life | 25 Oct 2016 // 9:45 PM
The best of this stuff'll kill you.
That's Keaton, Buster: The Complete Silent Shorts | 6 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM
These 32 shorts are often ingenious and for some reason rely frequently on cross-dressing.