As hostage films go, Anchor Bay’s Pawn is better than your average with a few clever twists.
A joyous slice of family life and childhood imagination, Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderful film for the whole family.
Elia Kazan’s and John Steinbeck’s Viva Zapata! features Marlon Brando in a charismatic, if mostly fictional, portrayal of the famous Mexican revolutionary leader.
Back to 1942 is an epic that tells the story of China’s devastating wartime famine. beautifully filmed and with a large budget, the film is sprawling, but fails to strike an emotional note, perhaps due to it overreaching sense of scope.
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.
Sydney Lumet’s gritty and atmospheric courtroom drama features a powerful late career performance from Paul Newman and arrives on Blu-ray with a strong HD transfer.
A leaner, meaner Dexter returns in the Seventh Season for more bloody and shocking twists on this strong Blu-ray effort from Showtime.
Crossfire Hurricane is an intimate look through the half-century-long career of “the greatest rock and roll band in the world.” It’s well worth watching for any fan of The Stones.
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliant feature-length debut comes to Blu-ray with a thrilling new restoration from the Masters of Cinema series.
This Norwegian medieval survival adventure is light on the plot and heavy on the action, with good shots of the Scandinavian scenery. It’s a watch it and forget it popcorn flick for a slow weekend.