127 Hours

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Apr 15, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Best Picture nomination was nice, but was hopefully a product of the ridiculous ten nomination policy and not anyone thinking 127 Hours was actually Best Picture material. It’s a good movie—a surprisingly good one considering the level of difficulty involved in portraying a man who is hiking and has his arm crushed by a boulder as a motion picture. Emphasis on the motion. More

Amarcord Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Apr 12, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

As the vibrant cast of villagers in Amarcord provided moviegoers in the early 70s with director Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical childhood time capsule, Criterion's Blu-Ray edition finds the world of the fictional Borgo charmingly and gorgeously intact. More

Get Low Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Mar 22, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

A phenomenal idea for a movie—a hermit decides to host his own funeral before he dies so he can hear what people think about him—Get Low roars along for a good long while before the audience has the realization the plot's not going to be as exciting as they'd hoped. Despite the best efforts of an excellent Robert Duvall, the film loses steam and eventually collapses.

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Broadcast News Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Mar 10, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

More than being a film about the industry it's titled after, Broadcast News is a look into a love triangle in the newsroom. More

Micmacs

Studio: Sony Pictures Classic

Feb 21, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has made a career of exploring outsiders: hunted kids (City of Lost Children), rogue vegetarians (Delicatessen), and, perhaps most famously, shy dreamers (Amélie). Micmacs faithfully follows in these films’ heartfelt, Technicolor footsteps. More

NY Export:  Opus Jazz DVD

Studio: Factory 25

Jan 07, 2011 DVDs Issue #34 - Year End 2010 - Sufjan Stevens

Dubbed “a ballet in sneakers,” Jerome Robbins’ abstract jazz riff on his own West Side Story opened big in 1958, but flew under the radar until 2005, when a couple of New York City Ballet soloists revived it onstage, then spent the next five years developing the film adaptation. More

Dec 07, 2010 DVDs

"Norway...it's beautiful," says Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell of Darkthrone, the first of Norway's black metal bands. "It's like New Zealand, only just grimmer." That description seems increasingly more pregnant with meaning as details unfold in the documentary Until the Light Takes Us. More

Nov 24, 2010 DVDs

Edgar Wright's (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) film adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel series is an example of what can be done when a visionary director starts with great source material. More

Louie Bluie DVD

Studio: Criterion

Nov 23, 2010 DVDs

Terry Zwigoff's (Crumb, Bad Santa) debut film remains as relevant today as it was when it finally saw release in 1985. More