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Blu-ray Review: Dune by David Lynch

Lynch's sci-fi epic was derided upon its initial release, then gained a cult following. But how does it look on Blu-ray? Read More »

DVD Review: The Vicious Kind

Adam Scott gives a fascinating performance in this otherwise unexceptional and confused indie flick. Read More »

DVD Review: Re-Generation and Lime Salted Love

Indican releases two low-budget films that are also, sadly, low quality. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki

The Little Mermaid is transformed into something entirely new in the hands of Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life (The Criterion Collection)

Nicholas Ray's subversive, complex take on the American Dream gets a worthwhile Criterion treatment. Read More »

Book Review: Think Outside the Box Office by Jon Reiss

Filmmaker Jon Reiss gives a stirring account of alternative film distribution in these radically changing times. Read More »

DVD Review: The Weathered Underground

A "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style film with over 30 different endings, all a good time. Read More »

Book Review: Horns by Joe Hill

Hill's second novel follows a man, literally hell-bent on revenge, who sprouts horns. How devilish! Read More »

Blu-ray Review: To Live and Die in L.A.

William Friedkin investigates the counterfeit image of the rogue cop in this intense, unusual thriller. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior and Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning

Tony Jaa rises to action hero status with two epic, awesome fight flicks. Read More »