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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Nobunagun: Complete Series Blu-ray Review

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Nobunagun: Complete Series Blu-ray Review

A nerdy high school girl must help save the world from aliens by channeling the great Japanese military leader Nobunaga Oda in Nobunagun.

Black or White Blu-ray Review

Posted May 12th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Black or White Blu-ray Review

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in this story of a modern family fighting for custody of their biracial granddaughter.

Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 11th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Stravinsky: The Firebird [National Ballet of Canada/Gergiev] Blu-ray Review

A new version of Stravinksy’s modern classic, The Firebird, aided by nifty special effects and terrific dancing.

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Talbot/Wheeldon: The Winter’s Tale [The Royal Ballet/Briskin] Blu-ray Review

Following Christopher Wheeldon’s successful ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale is one terrific show that is as good as its predecessor.

Strauss: Arabella [Salzburg Festival/Thielemann/Fleming] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 9th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Strauss: Arabella [Salzburg Festival/Thielemann/Fleming] Blu-ray Review

This domestic comedy opera offers Strauss’ gorgeous vocal music delivered by today’s leading proponent of the title role, the ageless Renée Fleming.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 8th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Wiener Staatsballett/Legris/Nureyev] Blu-ray Review

The Nutcracker is a much loved ballet and this venerable Nureyev version gets a well-danced and filmed account.

Patlabor: The Movie Blu-ray Review

Posted May 7th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Patlabor: The Movie Blu-ray Review

The classic mech anime film Patlabor: The Movie is here on Blu-ray at last from Maiden Japan.

Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire dramatizes the Silicon Prairie PC revolution in the early ’80s.

Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation — Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted May 5th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation — Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

A busy college freshman juggles a career as a bikini model, helping out at her grandmother’s restaurant, and playing in a rock band in Soni-Ani.

Gerontophilia (2013) Movie Review

Posted May 5th, 2015 by Tim Baros

Gerontophilia (2013) Movie Review

A young man realizes he is sexually attracted to the elderly in this different romantic comedy from Bruce La Bruce.