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Monday, March 1st, 2021  

Smooth Talk

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Feb 24, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Smooth Talk is one of Laura Dern’s best, and most underrated, roles. More

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Studio: Kino Lorber

Feb 22, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Jazz on a Summer's Day, Bert Stern's eternal document of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, captures a moment of thrilling uncertainty. More

Nationtime

Studio: Kino Lorber

Feb 19, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

That Nationtime, William Greaves' document of the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, seems far more visceral and poignant than it does arcane is unsurprising, but still unsettling.  More

Baby Doll

Studio: Warner Archive

Feb 17, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Elia Kazan’s film—from Tennessee Williams’ original script—stirred up a large amount of controversy in its original release shortly before Christmas in 1956. More

The Underneath

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Feb 15, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Underneath suffers from a forgettable title, and a poor performance by Adam Trese as the brother, but it makes few other missteps.  More

Mouchette

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Feb 11, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Criterion’s new Blu-ray edition conveys Mouchette’s stark, black-and-white world in crisp detail and well-defined contrast. More

Sudden Fear

Studio: Cohen Film Collection

Feb 09, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Film fans sometimes refer to Stanley Donen’s comedic thriller Charade as the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made. Vying for the title is David Miller’s 1952 film Sudden Fear, which expertly blends elements of film noir, suspense and melodrama into something that would give old Hitch a run for his money. More

Martin Eden

Studio: Kino Lorber

Feb 04, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Despite the inventive look and the generally rousing themes of class struggle and the ideas of capitalism vs. socialism vs. individualism, the end result remains something that feels somewhat flat.  More

Spaced Invaders

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Feb 02, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

While most children I knew growing up drifted to films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Short Circuit (and that one kid who liked Mac and Me), I found myself absolutely loving this film from start to finish.  More