• Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:54pm

    DRAGONWOLF - Blu-ray review

    “Dragonwolf” is a hard movie to recommend unless you are a die-hard action junkie who will watch anything (and there is nothing wrong with that).

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:16pm

    THE OTHER WOMAN - Blu-ray review

    It’s lightweight, formulaic fun that would normally hover in the 6 out of 10 range, but Mann’s antics push it into 7 territory

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:18am

    PICKPOCKET - Blu-ray review

    A Bresson film is like nothing else.

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:27pm

    THE BIG CHILL - Blu-ray review

    (Not) a comment on much of anything at all, save the implicit recommendation that everyone just get with the program and save themselves a lot of grief in the struggle.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:51pm

    NEED FOR SPEED - Blu-ray review

    Despite all the flaws, there’s no denying the visceral feeling that "Need for Speed" evokes. I found myself tensed up throughout most of it, and that served to remind me that however simplistic and clichéd this film was, it still had me in its grip.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:38pm


    This one is intended for girls ages 3-12, and few outside the target audience will want to watch. But it IS going to be popular with girls who like dance, and that would be, what, most of them?

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:46am

    HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON TWO - Blu-ray review

    Slick and sharp-witted, but not as rigorous as Season One, the new second season of "House of Cards" is still devious fun.

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:59pm

    DOM HEMINGWAY - Blu-ray review

    Jude Law gives a bravura performance as the title character, but you can’t escape the feeling that this 2013 crime comedy-drama could have been either funnier or more dramatic.

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:08am

    INSOMNIA - Blu-ray review

    Skjoldbjaerg calls it an inversion of the film noir, a film blanc in which sunlight serves the traditional role of darkness.

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:11am


    I would consider this set a towering triumph if for no other reason than the inclusion of “Bay of Angels,” a film that absolutely blew me away.


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