Erich Schulz takes on the difficult task of filming a documentary on celebrated but enigmatic star conductor, Carlos Kleiber. While this film attempts to provide insights into the Kleiber mystique, with interviews of colleagues, family and friends, it ultimately fails to illuminate the life of the artist.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close doesn’t quite have the sense of gravitas it seeks to impart in its story of post-9/11 struggle.
Writer/Director Angelina Jolie’s debut film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is a solid if somewhat troubled film with overly melodramatic characters. Sony’s Blu-ray, on the other hand, is excellent.
Roadie’s only strength is the performance by lead actor Jon Eldard. Outside of that, the film felt like it was coasting along too much to warrant a serious thumbs up.
Riveting action and a dubious anti-hero defines filmmaker Na Hong-jin’s latest film, The Yellow Sea, one of the best action films to hit Blu-ray all year.
A controversial retelling of the Christ story by Martin Scorsese will be received quite differently depending on one’s faith and desire to see a faithful reproduction of Kazantzakis’ novel.
Warner Brothers has done moviegoers a great favor with this 70th Anniversary reissue of the timeless film, Casablanca. A self-recommending movie if there ever was one, the remastering is marvelous. The deluxe box contains a bounty of memorabilia and extras.
Infinite Stratos is reasonably enjoyable on Blu-ray, but don’t expect anything groundbreaking or remarkable.
Daft teens get drunk, wander through the woods, and end up stalked by a killer — I think we’ve seen this movie before. Splintered is an unoriginal horror/thriller that has high production values, but that’s about it.
Funimation has delivered another solid Blu-ray, with fine V/A and extras, this time for Confucius.