Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

May 23, 2019 | By

Roger L. Simon adapted his novel and probably retained the same tonal shifts which suggest both the author and director Jeremy Paul Kagan wanted to play with the private detective formula…

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BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

May 21, 2019 | By

Set just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, Thackeray’s story follows Becky Sharp (Miriam Hopkins) from her graduation from a starchy girl’s school to the men with whom she eyes, ensnares, and the hard times…

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Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

May 15, 2019 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer:  n/a Extras: n/a Label:  n/a Region: n/a Released:  n/a Genre:  Documentary / Jazz / Blue Note Synopsis: Detailed portrait and homage to the founders of Blue Note Records, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Special Features:  n/a     Review: Although the history of the iconic jazz label has been chronicled in prior films, […]

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BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

The River’s Edge comes near the end of Allan Dwan’s career, and formed one of ten for indie producer Benedict Bogeaus. According to Silver and Ursini, studio Fox had plans to adapt Harold Jacob Smith’s novel The Highest Mountain

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Film: Lemon Popsicle: Of Winners and Losers / Eskimo Limon – Eis am Stiel: Von Siegern und Verlierern (2018)

Film: Lemon Popsicle: Of Winners and Losers / Eskimo Limon – Eis am Stiel: Von Siegern und Verlierern (2018)

May 10, 2019 | By

Eric Friedler documentary on the hugely successful Lemon Popsicle franchise may begin as a benevolent examination of the little film that could, but by the finale it’s indirectly critical…

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Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

May 10, 2019 | By

There’s a theory that Cannon Films would never have existed had it not been for this frank, provocative, sexually overheated teen comedy by Boaz Davidson, which was seen by almost have of Israel…

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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Digital: LES MISERABLES (2018)

Digital: LES MISERABLES (2018)

May 2, 2019 | By

Victor Hugo’s massive 5-volume epic tale of life in France between 1815-1832 was originally published in 1862, and has spawned a blockbuster musical, many film adaptations and several TV productions, but this 6-part, 2018 BBC mini-series…

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BR: Bedazzled (1967)

BR: Bedazzled (1967)

April 26, 2019 | By

The opportunity to direct a modern version of the Faust legend set in swinging London with Peter Cook & Dudley Moore must have been an irresistible lure, and like capturing lightening in a bottle, Bedazzled still bubbles…

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BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

April 21, 2019 | By

Jack the Ripper was arguably the first ‘star’ serial killer, and the public’s interest in gory details proves how little human nature has changed in the past 31 years…

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