The Silence of the Lambs

Studio: Criterion

Feb 16, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Though it may be a stretch, the horror of The Silence of the Lambs to me is not Jame Gumb but systematic misogyny and queerphobia. More

Elevator to the Gallows

Studio: Criterion

Feb 14, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Louis Malle was only twenty-four when he directed Elevator to the Gallows, his first fictional feature film. More

Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials

Studio: MVD Entertainment

Feb 12, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

The first part of Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials chronicles the group’s formation and early works, while the second part takes viewers through their trial and unjust imprisonment. More

Kills on Wheels

Studio: Kino Lorber

Feb 07, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Atilla Till’s Kills on Wheels has an immediate hook that could go horribly wrong if executed without some semblance of grace and authenticity. More

Pom Poko

Studio: GKIDS

Feb 05, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Pom Poko isn’t regarded as one of the tent poles of the Studio Ghibli canon, though it deserves to be. More

Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft

Studio: Criterion

Feb 02, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

These two films from Pabst are certainly benefited by an academic approach, both due to their former rarity, but how they fall in between two major conflicts that featured Germany at the forefront. More

The Apartment: Deluxe Edition

Studio: Arrow Academy

Jan 29, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Though it deals primarily in infidelity, prostitution, workplace harrassment, and suicide, 1960’s The Apartment is still somehow considered among the few “comedies” to have taken home Best Picture. More

I, Daniel Blake

Studio: Criterion

Jan 26, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Director Ken Loach, screenwriter Paul Laverty, and lead actors Dave Johns and Hayley Squires put you through the ringer, but I, Daniel Blake never quite wallows in its misery. More

Young Mr. Lincoln

Studio: Criterion

Jan 24, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

To call Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford’s first collaboration with actor Henry Fonda, a biopic is to do the film a disservice beyond being relatively inaccurate. More