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Rififi [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 5th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rififi [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Jules Dassin’s classic 50′s crime caper Rififi is restored beautifully on Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection

Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray Review

Posted December 12th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray Review

A bawdy update of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, this Much Ado About Nothing features a cast of director/writer Joss Whedon’s favorite actors from large and small screens who turn this rom-com into one that will appeal to mature audiences.

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The Three Faces of Eve Blu-ray Review

Posted November 17th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Three Faces of Eve Blu-ray Review

The Three Faces of Eve is powerful account of the true story of a mentally ill woman

Two Men in Manhattan Blu-ray Review

Posted September 18th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Two Men in Manhattan Blu-ray Review

Melville kicks off the Nouvelle vague with this probing essay into the dark side of diplomats, their mistresses, richly delivered on Blu-ray

The Damned (1947) Blu-ray Review

Posted August 9th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Damned (1947) Blu-ray Review

René Clément was one of the great directors of 20th century French films and this post-WW II dark drama is a great example of his skills in telling a story and creating atmosphere.

Niagara: 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted August 9th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Niagara: 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

A taut psychological thriller with Marilyn Monroe in her first leading role, Niagara is a suspenseful watch that is well restored.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 4th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [UK] Blu-ray Review

John Cassavetes’ crime drama The Killing of a Chinese Bookie comes to Blu-ray in its full-length version from the BFI

Marketa Lazarová [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 12th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Marketa Lazarová [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A brilliant, often disturbing film by director Vlacil, the amazing cinematography displays violence and brutality that is offset by an incredible cinematic story. Understandably this is the Czech film of all time.

The Murderer Lives at 21 [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 12th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Murderer Lives at 21 [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliant feature-length debut comes to Blu-ray with a thrilling new restoration from the Masters of Cinema series.

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.

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