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Blu-ray Review: ‘Prime Suspect – The Complete Series’

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Created by mystery writer Lynda La Plante, Prime Suspect focuses on Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison a flawed heroine who faces sexual harassment as she moves into a “man’s world.” Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ (Criterion Collection)

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An exceptional film from director del Toro, this edition of The Devil's Backbone is an improvement on Sony's 2004 DVD release and is recommended. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Lifeforce’

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Although it was panned by critics at the time, the wonky cult classic Lifeforce manages to be both entertaining and involving. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: “3:10 to Yuma” (1957) – The Criterion Collection

Classic western arrives on Blu-ray from Criterion

The 1957 film 3:10 to Yuma belongs to a group of psychological westerns that helped redefine the genre in the 1950s. Read More »

Music Review: ELO – Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra

Mr. Blue Sky is a series of remakes of ELO classics by ELO founder Jeff Lynne. Read More »

Music Review: Jeff Lynne – Long Wave

Jeff Lynne gives fans a nice Long Wave with his latest solo album, the first in over a decade. Read More »

DVD Review: I, Claudius

The popular 1976 mini-series receives a nice upgrade on DVD. Read More »

Music Review: Rory Gallagher – Stage Struck

Rory Gallagher's playing lacks subtlety on his third live album but it still has its moments. Read More »

Music Review: Rory Gallagher – Jinx

Impishly titled Jinx finds bluesman Rory Gallagher catching his breath and producing superb musical outing. Read More »

Music Review: Rory Gallagher – Top Priority

The blues remained Top Priority for singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher on follow up to Photo-Finish. Read More »