Jul 25, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has built a storied career on complicated, ambiguously drawn character studies that rely upon the inherently fractured dynamics of interpersonal relationships. More

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXX

Studio: Shout! Factory

Jul 23, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

You have to lend it to Shout! Factory for keeping their MST3K releases well-balanced after so many volumes.  More

Nosferatu the Vampyre Blu-ray

Studio: Scream Factory

Jul 03, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

During Jonathan Harker's ill-advised trip to Count Dracula's castle, cold, ominous weather and people surround him.  More

Jun 25, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

This three-disc DVD set is as thorough an analysis of the video nasty phenomenon as a horror or exploitation fan could hope for. More

Ace In the Hole Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Jun 20, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Charles Tatum (Kirk Douglas, on fire) is a quick-witted reporter whose weakness for liquor has washed up all but the lowest of job prospects.  More

The Rise and Fall of The Clash DVD

Studio: Shout! Factory

Jun 13, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Where the 2000 documentary The Clash: Westway to the World closes its book on The Clash's history with the end of the Mick Jones era, this 2012 film picks up the seeds of the band's disintegration and delves deeply into the rest of the story. More

Mar 31, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Wolf Of Wall Street plays like the hyper-tweaked third act of Goodfellas, and while Henry's final day turned off certain audiences in 1990, extended to 3 hours in Wall St., it's almost like an endurance test to excess. To some, that may sound like hell. To this reviewer, it's the best film of the year, and possibly the movie of the decade. More

Thief Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Feb 25, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

In what will likely go down as one of the most assured cinematic debuts, Michael Mann's Thief (from 1981) is a neon-drenched neo-noir heist flick, magnificently restored to its initial luster by the Criterion Collection. More

Dec 30, 2013 DVDs Web Exclusive

Criterion's recently released Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project is the box set of the year, showcasing digitally preserved restorations of six films on blu-ray for the first time: Touki Bouki (Senegal); Redes (Mexico); A River Called Titas (India and Bangladesh; Dry Summer (Turkey); Trances (Morocco); The Housemaid (South Korea). More