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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

A well crafted film by Steve Taylor, Blue Like Jazz takes viewers along a young man’s journey through faith lost and found. Both cinematography and soundtrack are first rate.

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Gritty, intense, and often difficult to watch, Rosetta yields a disturbing portrait of a young woman who takes on life single-handed. The Dardenne brothers bring reality cinematography to a high level in this Criterion Collection reissue.

La Promesse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

La Promesse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The Belgian Dardenne brothers give us a grim coming of age story, set in the hard scrabble world of tenements, illegal immigrants, and bitter life lessons. A good remastering job by The Criterion Collection makes for a worthy watch.

Lonesome [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Lonesome [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Lonesome is a minor classic of the “silent” era although it has some interpolated talking scenes. Director Pál Fejös provides some cutting edge visual effects for the times, and, mostly, lets this simple love story tell itself.

Steve Niles’ Remains Blu-ray Review

Posted September 2nd, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Steve Niles’ Remains Blu-ray Review

A bland zombie story, mixed in with a rather weak video/audio presentation, make Shout! Factory’s Blu-ray for Remains one you can skip.

Safe Blu-ray Review

Posted September 2nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Safe Blu-ray Review

Safe is a big-hearted action romp that is classic Jason Statham and perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn fodder.

Ghosts of the Abyss Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted September 1st, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Ghosts of the Abyss Blu-ray 3D Review

The RMS Titanic and its ghostly grave are covered in this rather interesting documentary from famed Director James Cameron, now on Blu-ray 3D from Walt DIsney Studios.

Titanic: Limited 3D Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted September 1st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Titanic: Limited 3D Edition Blu-ray Review

James Cameron’s sweeping, visually stunning, romantic epic set aboard the ill-fated Titanic arrives in a feature packed, reference quality Blu-ray 3D combo pack from Paramount.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted August 31st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

The Big Bang Theory continues the intelligent wit and pop culture references in this milestone Fifth Season.

The Trial [StudioCanal Collection][UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 31st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Trial [StudioCanal Collection][UK] Blu-ray Review

Orson Welle’s psycho-drama The Trial gets a spiffed up Blu-ray release from StudioCanal Collection in the UK that most people will be very pleased with.

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