Mozart’s comic opera receives a makeover in an airplane hangar with modern dress, plot adjustments, and uneven vocal performances.
One of Richard Strauss’ vocal masterpieces, this Ariadne auf Naxos has its vocal strengths but is undermined by some bizarre dramaturgy.
Short Peace, an anthology of anime short films, is groundbreaking in its visual styles and approaches to storytelling
The second entry in the rebooted web slinger franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers up lots of exaggerated action sequences and splendid visuals.
Almodóvar’s controversial romance Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! gets a beautiful Criterion Collection Dual Format release
Social anxiety is captured with a groundbreaking animation style in the darkly comedic anime series, WataMote
Wonderfully presented by Sir David Attenborough, Fabulous Frogs is another gorgeously filmed episode of long-running PBS’ series Nature
Lost for Life is a powerful documentary on juveniles who murder — and the lives they ruin.
Go inside the world of tiny creatures and see it from their perspective in the fascinating BBC nature series Hidden Kingdoms on Blu-ray
Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.