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Jubal (Blu-ray Review)   3 Jun, 2013

Based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman, whose writings were the source of several Westerns that...More>>

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Life Is Sweet (Blu-ray Review)   17 Jun, 2013

The Mike Leigh trademarks of superbly well-rounded characters and on-point ensemble acting were the...More>>

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Babette's Feast (Blu-ray Review)   29 Jul, 2013

The feast portrayed in this hugely deserving Oscar winner ends up getting rave reviews from its...More>>

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Seconds (Blu-ray Review)   19 Aug, 2013

Playing something like a “Twilight Zone” episode that would have been too unhinged for CBS to...More>>

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Big City, The (Blu-ray Review)   9 Sep, 2013

Set in Calcutta during a time of social upheaval fostered by Indian Prime Minister Nehru (he of the...More>>

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Eyes Without a Face (Blu-ray Review)   28 Oct, 2013

When this all but unique French film opened in America around Halloween time and nearly three years...More>>

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Uninvited, The (Blu-ray Review)   4 Nov, 2013

This uncommonly lush romantic creeper directed by underrated Lewis Allen may be the best ghost...More>>

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Blu-ray Review)   17 Feb, 2014

To go along with its A-team cast, Criterion has assembled a gang of bonus-section backgrounder...More>>

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Foreign Correspondent (Blu-ray Review)   3 Mar, 2014

Criterion has given the movie a new 2K restoration, and it looks better than I’ve ever seen it. More>>

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King of the Hill (Blu-ray Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Based on the adolescence look-back memoir of writer A.E. Hotchner, King of the Hill is one of the...More>>

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Riot in Cell Block 11 (Blu-ray Review)   5 May, 2014

The backstory to this example of what used to be called a “shaky-A” is probably a little more...More>>

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Red River (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jun, 2014

This thick release of Howard Hawks’ all-timer even includes a soft-cover copy of Borden Chase’s...More>>

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All That Heaven Allows (Blu-ray Review)   30 Jun, 2014

The best Douglas Sirk movies are domestic social commentaries couched as visually sumptuous soap...More>>

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Big Chill, The (Blu-ray Review)   20 Jul, 2014

Lawrence Kasdan's 'The Big Chill' gets a sparkling Blu-ray edition showcasing its soundtrack of...More>>

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All That Jazz (Blu-ray Review)   8 Sep, 2014

'Jazz' is probably the only musical with graphic footage of open-heart surgery. Protagonist Joe...More>>

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Innocents, The (Blu-ray Review)   29 Sep, 2014

Truman Capote was the driving force behind the screenplay for this film notable for its weird...More>>

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It Happened One Night (Blu-ray Review)   1 Dec, 2014

The first movie to sweep the five major Oscars has been readily available for so long that it’s...More>>

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Safe (Blu-ray Review)   15 Dec, 2014

Writer-director Todd Haynes’ second feature was filmed just as lead Julianne Moore was coming...More>>

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Palm Beach Story, The (Blu-ray Review)   9 Feb, 2015

An uncommonly knockabout farce even by Preston Sturges standards — yet also visually lush enough...More>>

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Ride the Pink Horse (Blu-ray Review)   6 Apr, 2015

An oddly beguiling genre scrambler that goes against a slew of grains, this cultist cause seems to...More>>

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