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DVD Review: ‘The Innocents’

Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) and a ghostly visitor.

Perfect for the Halloween season, The Criterion Collection has released a gorgeous DVD version of the classic ghost film, "The Innocents." Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – The Complete Collection’

Hetty,  Geoffrey, and Robert contemplate a local crime

You can marathon Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, or sit back from time to time with a nice cup of tea and relax and watch her right a few wrongs. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Agatha Christie Hour’

The author, animated

At times, romantic, at times silly, at times mysterious, these stories feature Agatha Christie, beginning to find her voice as a storyteller. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Blondie’s New York’ on The Smithsonian Channel


Blondie fans will want to dig out their old CDs and vinyl and listen once again to some great songs from 'Parallel Lines,' like "Hanging on the Telephone" and "One Way or Another." Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murdoch Mysteries – Season Six’

Crabtree goes "under cover" in the episode "Murdoch Au Naturel"

Possibly the most entertaining season yet of this fun and quirky Canadian mystery series. Read More »

TV Review: ‘NOVA’ – ‘Great Cathedral Mystery’

The recently discovered cuppolina, courtesy of National Geographic Television.

Anyone who has studied Renaissance art, visited the Duomo, or who dreams of visiting the city and its cathedral in future will enjoy this informative film. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Khumba’

Khumba and Skalk

Khumba may at first seem eerily reminiscent of other animated films like Madagascar, but it also has its own quirky style and message. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True, 1907-1940′ by Victoria Wilson

Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor

A great actress deserved a more critical, and concise, biography. Read More »

TV Review: ‘The Moaning of Life – Marriage’

Karl meets the parents

Karl Pilkington definitely seems more at ease without Gervais and Merchant hovering over his shoulder, but The Moaning of Life is no less funny than his previous efforts. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Poirot – Series Ten’

Cousins George Abernethie (Michael Fassbender) and Susannah Henderson (Lucy Punch) in "After the Funeral"

The four feature-length mysteries included on these discs feature some of Christie's most tragic plots, but her victims and murderers are not her typical "bad guys." Read More »