The Ice Storm

Studio: Criterion

Sep 13, 2013 DVDs Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Ang Lee's phenomenally underrated film gets the Criterion treatment on Blu-ray. Gorgeously shot by Frederick Elmes, The Ice Storm follows two families in New Canaan, Connecticut over the Thanksgiving holiday in 1973.  More

Les Misérables Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Universal

May 17, 2013 DVDs Web Exclusive

Tom Hooper won an Academy Award for Best Director for his mind-numbingly average character study The King's Speech, the sort of film that was made for middle American parents traveling to megaplexes around holiday time. When it was announced that his follow up would be the long-awaited film adaptation of the beloved Broadway classic Les Misérables, it felt as though his terribly British sensibilities might be a good match for the built-in drama of the iconic musical. After all, generations of fans already know the story, characters, and songs, so adequately capturing the spirit of the show should be victory in itself. He accomplishes this, to an extent. More

Feb 11, 2013 DVDs Web Exclusive

Crafted with meticulous detail and restraint, The Kid With a Bike captures an intrinsic understanding of what it feels like when young people find themselves in that crucial moment of life when growing up isn't a choice, but rather an impreative. More

Feb 06, 2013 DVDs Web Exclusive

The first thing you'll probably notice about Luis Buñuel's final masterpiece, That Obscure Object of Desire, is that the female lead, Conchita, is interchangeably played by two actresses-Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina. For a director known for pushing the envelope both stylistically and thematically for nearly half a century, this contrivance was something new even for Buñuel. More

Compliance DVD/Blu-ray

Studio: Magnolia

Jan 23, 2013 DVDs Web Exclusive

One of the most buzzed about indie films of 2012 was Compliance, Craig Zobel's searing portrait of social hierarchies and gender roles set within a fictitious Ohio fast food restaurant. More


Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Oct 09, 2012 DVDs Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Bob Marley will likely always be a polarizing icon, and releasing this film theatrically on 4/20 was an odious marketing ploy that certainly didn’t mitigate that unfortunate fact. But cutting through the fatuous associations, this is a terrific documentary on the life and enduring legacy of a deeply complex and mysterious figure. More

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Oct 03, 2012 DVDs Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Director David Gelb’s (A Positive Rage) fantastic portrait of master sushi chef Jiro Ono and his world-renowned, three-star Michelin Guide rated restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is pure food porn. More

Intruders DVD/Blu-ray

Studio: Millennium

Oct 01, 2012 DVDs Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Hollow Face, the boogeyman of Intruders, haunts children when they're trying to sleep, lying in wait in the dark corners of their bedrooms for the perfect moment to steal their faces, because he doesn't have his own (for some barely-explained reason). More

Aug 15, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

With 1975’s Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd was confronted with the unenviable task of following up the smash The Dark Side of the Moon. This DVD tells the story of the genesis and creation of that album. More