Country Roads: The Heartbeat of America is an introspective documentary on the country music scene by German director Marieke Schroeder that features new artists and recollections from some giants of the genre.
The Vanishing is brilliant, yet disturbing film that weaves a spell-binding tale of abduction, pursuit, and resolution although not necessarily in that order. Criterion’s Blu-ray release is of typically high quality.
Yu-Sibu, or I couldn’t become a hero so I reluctantly decided to get a job (yes, that’s really the name) is a pleasant and funny anime series about magic and unlikely friendship.
La Dolce Vita is a landmark film with a terrific cast led by the iconic filmmaker Federico Fellini that exposes the seamier side of Roman society in the 1960s.
Vincent Price was a king of the B-movie and this second collection of his biggest horror films from Shout! Factory more than justifies his position at the top of the pedestal.
A pop music legend, Yes delivers an anniversary concert for the ages in Songs from Tsongas available on Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.
A triumphant return to the musical capital of central Europe, Renée Fleming gives us a superb lieder recital that is a standard bearer for the 21st century in this Arthaus Musik concert release.
Make it Louder, Please! is a dual-program disc that features a full-length concert by The Michael Nyman Band and a documentary on this leading contemporary composer’s life and career in the arts that is a fascinating watch.
In spite of a gripping performance of the title role from Ermanela Jaho, the rest of this production of La Traviata is somewhat of a disappointment in staging and supporting cast.
A few previous featurettes have gone missing, but this superior extended version of Desolation of Smaug and the over 9-hours of HD extras make this 5-disc set a must have collection.