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Blu-ray review: ‘The Jesus Film’

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Purportedly the most widely-seen movie in history, 'The Jesus Film' is a bare-bones retelling of the life of Christ. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ’47 Ronin’

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The Keanu Reeves samurai epic doesn't quite work, but at least it's an interesting, ambitious failure. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Ace in the Hole’ – Criterion Collection

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If Ace in the Hole was released today, it would probably be regarded as provocative, dark and cynical. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Chrome Underground’

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Hopefully, "Chrome Underground" will find the audience it deserves. Read More »

DVD Review – “Chuggington: Explorer Koko”

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If your child is already a Chuggington devotee I guess this DVD belongs on your shopping list, but its unlikely to win over any young converts. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Snake and Mongoose’

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The story of motor sports legends Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" MacEwan deserves a better movie. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine’

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The new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has started some promising steps toward reform, but for that country’s religious leadership, old habits die hard. The “Supreme Leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, recently tweeted this: “#Holocaust is an event whose reality is uncertain and if it has happened, it’s uncertain how it has happened. — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) March 21, 2014“ Khamenei might be ... Read More »

Blu-ray review: ‘Homefront’

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Directed by Gary Fleder (Kiss the Girls) and beautifully shot by Theo van de Sande, the film does everything that’s expected of it and not one bit more. Read More »

Blu-ray review: ‘The Sweeney’

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The Sweeney is a pretty solid action film, thanks mainly to the presence of the great Ray Winstone. Read More »

Blu-ray review: ‘At Long Last Love’ – Director’s Definitive Edition

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It's not much of a plot, but it's all you need for a series of musical numbers, featuring the characters singing the incomparable songs of Cole Porter. Read More »