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Crime of Passion (Blu-ray Review)   16 Oct, 2017

With a new true 1.85:1 rendering that has more going for director Gerd Oswald’s sometimes...More>>

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Funny Bones (Blu-ray Review)   9 Oct, 2017

'Funny Bones' is a good drama, despite laughs, about professional comedy that also deals with...More>>

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Big Knife, The (Blu-ray Review)   25 Sep, 2017

Director Robert Aldrich’s adaptation of a Clifford Odets play isn’t a great or even totally...More>>

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Love With the Proper Stranger (Blu-ray Review)   18 Sep, 2017

This irresistible primer in megawatt star-power chemistry is one of the most pleasurable movies to...More>>

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Night Moves (Blu-ray Review)   18 Sep, 2017

Full of dialogue that still crackles, ‘Night Moves’ is buoyed by screenwriter Alan Sharp’s...More>>

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Long, Hot Summer, The (Blu-ray Review)   11 Sep, 2017

‘The Long, Hot Summer’ stands out in the relatively small pool of decent William Faulkner...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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Kid Galahad (Blu-ray Review)   4 Sep, 2017

Elvis Presley’s 1962 turn as a boxer is quintessential drive-in fare for the era: a few songs...More>>

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Variete (Blu-ray Review)   14 Aug, 2017

‘Varieté’ is probably the best and most famous film from the less celebrated E.A. Dupont —...More>>

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Night People (Blu-ray Review)   7 Aug, 2017

Contemporary to its time, ‘Night People’ had to have been one of the first Hollywood releases...More>>

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Running on Empty (Blu-ray Review)   31 Jul, 2017

‘Running on Empty’ was one of the the last Sidney Lumet films that generally pleased everybody...More>>

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Savage Innocents, The (Blu-ray Review)   17 Jul, 2017

This cult hit from director Nicholas Ray gets off to something of a rocky start, which it then...More>>

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Hell and High Water (Blu-ray Review)   10 Jul, 2017

Director Samuel Fuller was far more of a Cold War than parsnip kind of guy, which pretty much...More>>

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Housekeeping (Blu-ray Review)   19 Jun, 2017

It may be dominated by a character who’s batty and maybe even beyond, but from the very opening...More>>

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Obsessions (Blu-ray Review)   12 Jun, 2017

For those willing to lower expectations, there’s some lukewarm kinkiness to be gleaned from this...More>>

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Seven Days in May (Blu-ray Review)   29 May, 2017

Though plotting specifics differ markedly and sometimes in polar-opposite fashion from current...More>>

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Founder, The (Blu-ray Review)   28 Apr, 2017

A thoroughly compelling look at how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) schemed to turn McDonald’s into an...More>>

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Peyton Place (Blu-ray Review)   10 Apr, 2017

Producer Jerry Wald did a bang-up getting ‘Peyton Place’ to the screen so relatively soon after...More>>

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Patriots Day (Blu-ray Review)   28 Mar, 2017

'Patriots Day' offers a fascinating glimpse into the effort to hunt down the terrorists behind the...More>>

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Deluge (Blu-ray Review)   20 Mar, 2017

The Big Apple gets swallowed by a tsunami yet again and unexpectedly early in screen history —...More>>

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