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Veteran critic Mike Clark discusses his favorite home entertainment titles.


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Amateur Night at City Hall (DVD Review)   15 Aug, 2016

‘Amateur Night at City Hall,’ whose major drawback is that it was perhaps made too soon, is a...More>>

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Amelie (Blu-ray Review)   25 Jul, 2011

The story of a gamin-like cutie who plays a good Samaritan/Cupid to the detriment of her own...More>>

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American Experience: 1964 (DVD Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Race relations, the Beatles and presidential politics are the primary focus of this this inevitably...More>>

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American Experience: Billy the Kid (DVD Review)   27 Feb, 2012

I appreciated this documentary, in which even former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson throws in a...More>>

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American Experience: Clinton (Blu-ray Review)   12 Mar, 2012

Barak Goodman’s Bill Clinton portrait is right up there with other “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Cold War Roadshow (DVD Review)   12 Jan, 2015

Boasting footage from presumably the only time Nikita Khrushchev and Eddie Fisher found themselves...More>>

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American Experience: Edison — The Father of Invention (DVD Review)   2 Mar, 2015

Running a full two hours (well, 114 minutes) as only occasional “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Henry Ford (DVD Review)   25 Feb, 2013

Though Henry Ford was a mass of contradictions, this portrait of the automaker is admiring of him...More>>

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American Experience: Houdini (DVD Review)   3 Oct, 2011

Produced a little more than a decade ago, this presentation is a good example of how one keeps a...More>>

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American Experience: Jesse Owens (DVD Review)   30 Apr, 2012

Jesse Owens’ down days dealing with racism in America get covered here, but the bulk deals with a...More>>

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American Experience: Panama Canal — Gateway to the American Century (DVD Review)   7 Feb, 2011

An expert telling of the story of the building of the Panama Canal. (Street Date 2/8/11)More>>

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American Experience: Stonewall Uprising (DVD Review)   25 Apr, 2011

Though the folkloric reaction to 1969’s famed NYPD’s Stonewall Inn bust has often been termed...More>>

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American Experience: The War of the Worlds (DVD Review)   11 Nov, 2013

The gripe I have with this documentary, which does put across a lot of keen history in digestible...More>>

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American Family: Anniversary Edition, An (DVD Review)   5 Sep, 2011

By far the biggest wavemaker PBS had ever had up to that time (if not still), 1973’s 'An American...More>>

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American Graffiti: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)   30 May, 2011

'American Graffiti' was the definitive nostalgia piece of its day, and Blu-ray serves the movie’s...More>>

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American Madness (DVD Review)   30 Jan, 2012

I have a sweet spot for Frank Capra’s early talkies, and 'American Madness' is one of my...More>>

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American Masters: Althea (DVD Review)   28 Dec, 2015

Rex Miller’s PBS Althea Gibson documentary unearths a goodly amount of archival footage, and...More>>

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American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (DVD Review)   8 Dec, 2014

This is a portrait so on point that the only disappointment is the 85-minute running time when Bing...More>>

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American Tragedy, An (DVD Review)   19 Oct, 2015

Josef von Sternberg’s only Paramount talkie not to star Marlene Dietrich attempted to adapt a...More>>

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An Education (Blu-ray Review)   29 Mar, 2010

This is not just a wonderful sports DVD, rich in memory and detail, but also one of the all-time...More>>

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