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Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat [Nederlands Dans Theater/Kylian] Blu-ray Review

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

Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat [Nederlands Dans Theater/Kylian] Blu-ray Review

A short-running low-resolution film that fails to deliver the promise of Jiri Kylian’s original balletic adaptation of Stravinsky’s chamber work.

Two Days, One Night (2014) Movie Review

Posted December 29th, 2014 by Tim Baros

Two Days, One Night (2014) Movie Review

Marion Cotillard plays Sandra in Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit), a story about a woman who suffers from depression and is about to lose her job.

Bizet: Carmen [Opernhaus Zurich/Welser-Möst] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bizet: Carmen [Opernhaus Zurich/Welser-Möst] Blu-ray Review

A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.

Mood Indigo Blu-ray Review

Posted November 14th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mood Indigo Blu-ray Review

Michel Gondry’s visually inventive Mood Indigo is arguably his best effort since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Vanishing [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 29th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Vanishing [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The Vanishing is brilliant, yet disturbing film that weaves a spell-binding tale of abduction, pursuit, and resolution although not necessarily in that order. Criterion’s Blu-ray release is of typically high quality.

Nightcap (Merci pour le chocolat) Blu-ray Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Nightcap (Merci pour le chocolat) Blu-ray Review

Nightcap, or Merci pour le chocolat is an enjoyable but only average late effort from great French filmmaker Claude Chabrol.

Bed and Board [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Bed and Board [UK] Blu-ray Review

The fourth in Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel saga, Bed and Board is a hit and miss yet still charming comedy/drama.

Gluck 300 Years: Alceste, Iphigenie en Tauride, and Orfeo ed Eurydice [Staatsoper Stuttgart, Zurich Opera, and Royal Opera Covent Garden] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 22nd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Gluck 300 Years: Alceste, Iphigenie en Tauride, and Orfeo ed Eurydice [Staatsoper Stuttgart, Zurich Opera, and Royal Opera Covent Garden] Blu-ray Review

A bargain box of three of Gluck’s operas gives us decent performances in standard definition video with lossy audio.

A Gorgeous Girl Like Me [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 18th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

A Gorgeous Girl Like Me [UK] Blu-ray Review

Truffaut’s dark comedy A Gorgeous Girl Like Me is not one of his finest efforts, but still makes an amusing romp

Stolen Kisses (1968) [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 1st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Stolen Kisses (1968) [UK] Blu-ray Review

François Truffaut’s third of his Atoine Doinel films, Stolen Kisses, is an amusing and lighthearted romantic romp

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