Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

November 9, 2019 | By

The title of Avi Belkin’s highly entertaining documentary on 60 Minutes’ most recognizable investigative journalist refers to the fear that could…

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Few actors from a dynastic Hollywood family have had such a varied career as Jane Fonda, and Susan Lacy’s lengthy but never dull documentary is comprised of five chapters that trace…

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BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

October 22, 2019 | By

A fictionalized bio-drama based on the relationship between attorney general and future U.S. President Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) and Rachel Donelson (Susan Hayward)…

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

October 22, 2019 | By

Cecil B. DeMille wasn’t adverse to revisiting a hit property – his 1956 remake of his 1923 spectacular The Ten Commandments ensured the producer-director of Samson and Delilah…

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

October 22, 2019 | By

Based on the novel by Lyle Saxon, Cecil B. DeMille’s production is a fancy, kinetically paced adventure-drama loosely based on a unique chapter during the was of 1812, in which famed pirate Jean Lafitte…

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BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

September 21, 2019 | By

Perhaps due to the success of King Creole (1958) and G.I. Blues (1960), Elvis may have had some leverage and was able to star in two dramas to prove his acting chops, but the resulting films…

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TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

September 10, 2019 | By

In Season 3 of GLOW, Netxflix’s medium hit series, the writers answer the pressing question of How is the GLOW team doing in Las Vegas?

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BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

August 23, 2019 | By

The premise of this pulpy, more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek thriller is ludicrous: a retired geneticist agrees to a potential one-way trip to Maoist China and retrieve the secret formula that enables growing any kind of food in any temperate zone…

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BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

After a largely successful series of films in the second half of the 1950s, Marlon Brando’s push into the 1960s seemed a little cursed, starting with his lone directorial effort, the weird but compelling western…

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BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Alongside Strike Commando (1987) and Shocking Dark (1989), Robowar is an important entry in Bruno Mattei’s tropical rip-off series in which the plot, scenes, dialogue, and characters of an American hit film(s) are slightly reworked, as done by the husband & wife team of Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso…

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