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Blu-ray Review: ‘Drug War’

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Johnnie To’s Drug War isn’t out to change the rules of the genre, but To and his screenplay never stops raising its own stakes as the tension mounts to a boiling point. Read More »

DVD Review: “3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman” (Criterion Collection)

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Criterion's 5-disk set of the collaborations between director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman may well be their finest release of the year. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Pacific Rim’

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'Pacific Rim' hits Blu-ray. Is their a heart to this monster pic? Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1963), The Criterion Collection – Kids Can Be So Cruel

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There’s a saying in the film industry that suggests one never work with animals or children due to their inability to act on cue. Or act, period, for that matter. In 1961, British director Peter Brook threw all caution to the wind and decided to film an adaptation of William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies with a cast ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Eyes Without A Face’ (1960) – The Criterion Collection

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For those who enjoy horror infused with compelling ideas, Eyes Without A Face is a great selection Read More »

Blu-ray 3D Review: ‘The Croods’

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The Croods is far from a masterpiece, but it is definitely a step up from what passes for children’s entertainment from most studios. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘American Experience: War of the Worlds’

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The PBS American Experience documentary about Orson Welles' famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast gives a fascinating analysis of how the 1938 Halloween prank managed to panic a large number of Americans. Read More »

DVD and Music Reviews: `American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ and Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Miami Pop Festival’

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The 70th year celebrations for Jimi Hendrix culminate in a new two-hour PBS documentary and the release of a newly discovered Miami Pop Festival gig. Read More »

Music DVD Review: `The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story’

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Forty years of music stars share memories of one of the most important producers in the business, Arif Mardin, on a new DVD. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

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Hanks, as Phillips, gives one of his best performances in years. But when doesn’t he? Read More »