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Veteran critic Mike Clark discusses his favorite home entertainment titles.


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Bachelor Flat (DVD Review)   9 Jun, 2014

Based on a play — and the dialogue sometimes sounds like it — the premise springs from the fact...More>>

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Background to Danger (DVD Review)   30 May, 2016

The moderate rewards to be gleaned from this 80-minute quickie are definitely around the edges. More>>

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Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale (DVD Review)   27 Jun, 2011

The lines of personal and clinical filmmaking intersect to maximum power in a landmark story of how...More>>

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Bad Day at Black Rock (Blu-ray Review)   16 Jan, 2017

As one of the first major movies to tackle the shabby-and-worse treatment of Japanese-Americans...More>>

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Bad Girls of Film Noir Vol. 1 (DVD Review)   8 Feb, 2010

Echoing Sony’s “Martini Movies” line, the lineup shrewdly combines film history with a...More>>

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Blu-ray Review)   5 Apr, 2010

Director Werner Herzog’s loose remake of 1992’s 'Bad Lieutenant' had me from the get-go. What...More>>

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Ballad of Cable Hogue, The (Blu-ray Review)   19 Jun, 2017

Director Sam Peckinpah referred to ‘Ballad’ as his personal favorite in later years, and...More>>

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Band Wagon, The (Blu-ray Review)   30 Mar, 2015

In a kind of daring move roughly around the two-thirds mark, story considerations get scrapped...More>>

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Barbara Stanwyck Collection, The (DVD Review)   10 May, 2010

Two movies I treasure are the hallmarks of a six-title set devoted to my favorite actress of her...More>>

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Barefoot Contessa, The (Blu-ray Review)   6 Feb, 2017

With cinema-centered ‘The Barefoot Contessa,’ writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz brought...More>>

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Baseball Classics: 1956 World Series Game 3 (DVD Review)   29 Aug, 2011

The 1956 World Series was history’s final Yankees-Dodgers matchup while the Dodgers were still in...More>>

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Baseball’s Greatest Games: 1960 World Series Game 7 (DVD Review)   3 Jan, 2011

As with the DVD of Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series that MLB/A&E released in a...More>>

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Beautiful Boy (Blu-ray Review)   17 Oct, 2011

If the viewing experience is drab, you can’t really say that it’s necessarily false to the...More>>

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Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray Review)   11 Oct, 2010

Not even 20 years old, 'Beauty and the Beast' predictably pops off the screen via a fresh...More>>

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Beggars of Life (Blu-ray Review)   4 Sep, 2017

Director William A. Wellman’s story of a woman (Louise Brooks) taken in by the hobo lifestyle...More>>

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Beginning or the End, The (DVD Review)   26 Oct, 2015

'The Beginning or the End' does touch on a lot of important material (while leaving a lot out) and...More>>

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Behind the Burly Q (DVD Review)   11 Apr, 2011

On balance, the mostly aged former burlesque strippers that filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis interviews...More>>

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Believers, The (Blu-ray Review)   3 Nov, 2014

Aside from not having the kind of high-profile cast from which pedigrees are fashioned, this John...More>>

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Bells Are Ringing (Blu-ray Review)   20 Feb, 2017

For such a frequently ingratiating movie, Vincente Minnelli’s ‘Bells Are Ringing’ exudes an...More>>

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Bells of St. Mary's, The (Blu-ray Review)   18 Nov, 2013

Leo McCarey’s Oscar-winning 'Going My Way' for Paramount was the most popular movie released...More>>

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