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Simple Men [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 8th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Simple Men [UK] Blu-ray Review

Indie filmmaker’s Hal Hartley’s Simple Men is a funny oddball journey through American suburbia.

The Oranges Blu-ray Review

Posted July 4th, 2013 by Brendan Surpless

The Oranges Blu-ray Review

Despite having an all around solid cast, 20th Century Fox’s The Oranges ultimately fails due to a rather weak middle act.

Babette’s Feast [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 19th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Babette’s Feast [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion’s Babette’s Feast is a rich feast for the eyes. Cinephiles should not miss this poignant, beautifully filmed and acted treat.

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted June 7th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

An adventure-filled romantic fantasy, The Princess and the Pilot is a nice break from the usual anime fare.

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted May 27th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

This opulent epic gets a dazzling high definition release on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox.

Beautiful Creatures (2013) Blu-ray Review

Posted May 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Beautiful Creatures (2013) Blu-ray Review

No amount of enticing visual effects can save this sappy melodrama, which seems tailor-made for tweens in search of the next fantasy saga to replace Twilight.

The Assassin’s Blade Blu-ray Review

Posted May 4th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Assassin’s Blade Blu-ray Review

This wuxia twist on Romeo and Juliet is rooted in a Chinese legend, but despite the stunning visuals from director Ma Jingle, it fails to evoke the tragic romance due to bad casting and a poorly fleshed out story.

True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted May 1st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Sookie’s (mis)adventures continue in another round of this campy, sexy, blood-drenched season of True Blood, filled with so many unexpected twists it’ll give you a neck ache.

Billy Liar: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 25th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Billy Liar: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

This classic comedy of the British New Wave gets a 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release from StudioCanal.

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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