Thursday, October 30 2014
Brian and the Boz allows viewers to understand the contexts of star Sooner Brian Bosworth's life, including how the NCAA treats its players.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
This is the release Nightbreed fans have been waiting for.
By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened.
Monday, October 27 2014
While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film.
Friday, October 24 2014
John Wick offers you a chance to feel smart about the revenge thriller genre, and to feel okay when you want John (Keanu Reeves) to survive.
Stonehearst Asylum is Interestingly positioned at the crossroads between conceding inmates as fearsome criminals and as victims.
Amounting to one feature-length inciting incident, the low-budget zombie film The Battery will test the limits of even the most devoted horror fans’ patience.
Thursday, October 23 2014
This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features".
Wednesday, October 22 2014
Ghost in the Shell remains an excellent milestone in anime, but this barebones release is devoid of the extras that would truly make this edition special.
Tuesday, October 21 2014
Live at the Rainbow '74 doesn't contain all of Queen's biggest commercial hits, but features some of their heaviest rock from their amazing early days.
Monday, October 20 2014
Brutality can take many forms, from war making to banking.
Vincent Price brought class to everything he did, a quality evident even in the B-movies of The Vincent Price Collection II.
There's hardly enough killer fish action in Killer Fish to keep the film afloat.
Friday, October 17 2014
The commercial approach of The Book of Life is to draw on a wide range of celebrities to craft an entertainment that just about anyone could like.
A onetime Hollywood superhero takes a stab at respectability by adapting Raymond Carver’s writings to Broadway in Iñárritu's hallucinogenic satire of the entertainment industry.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Lilting challenges what it means to assimilate into a culture, suggesting that blending in isn't necessary for shared experience.
The Essential Jacques Demy provides an insightful look inside an auteur who may finally be getting the recognition he deserves.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Terry Gilliam's quest for life's biggest answers finds a new formulation in The Zero Theorem: perhaps, the film suggests, there is no meaning to it all.
Million Dollar Arm is a film that picked the wrong protagonist.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
Richard Brooks's adaptation of Elmer Gantry lives and dies on Burt Lancaster's strangest, most unforgettable performance.