Oct 10, 2014 DVDs Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's hard to describe Pedro Almodóvar's 1990-released Spanish romantic-absurdity concisely, nearly as hard as it is to look away from the film. Shot with passion and intensity by José Luis Alcaine, Almodóvar has fun genre-blending while telling the bizarre tale of a young actress (Victoria Abril) who falls in love with the man (Antonio Banderas as a former mental asylum patient) who kidnapped her. More

Love Streams Blu-Ray

Studio: Criterion

Sep 22, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

It’s helpful in understanding Cassavetes’ last great feature, Love Streams, to know that it was pitched to Cannon Films as a comedy. More

Sep 19, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Jacques Demy — best known for his whimsical musicals and almost obscenely-bright color palettes — receives a beautiful, extras-packed box set from Criterion. More

Phantom Of The Paradise Blu-ray

Studio: Scream Factory

Sep 08, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

While Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise is a mess, it’s an extremely interesting mess. More

Sep 05, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Gorgeously shot and carefully paced, Weir’s Hanging Rock has a dreamlike quality that sets it apart even among his fellow Australian New Wavers.  More

Under the Skin Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: A24/Lionsgate

Aug 27, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Over the course of Under the Skin's 108 minute runtime, the film is alternately a Tarkovskian sci-fi meditation, a digital video art installation, and an extended candid camera punking riff.  More

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