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.
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.
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.
This classic comedy of the British New Wave gets a 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release from StudioCanal.
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.
A well intended biopic of the stormy relationship of a famed novelist and war correspondent, Hemingway & Gellhorn comes up a bit short in the areas of script, direction, and editing.
Babette’s Feast is one of the most delightful films centered around food ever made. At its heart it is about life’s journey — love, regret, charity, fulfillment. Beautifully filmed and acted, this one is not to be missed.
This humorous fantasy-actioner from writer/director Yee Tung-Shing is a surprising change of pace for the director, even though it is somewhat uneven. Despite some flaws, the film still provides a fun watch.
Disney’s Victor Hugo adaptation is a mixed bag of dark themes and silly childish tunes. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a difficult novel to make G-rated, and this 1996 film is only partially successful.
Roman Polanski’s lavish adaptation of the Thomas Hardy tragedy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, comes to Blu-ray from the BFI in a solid HD effort.