Annie Hall Blu-ray

Studio: MGM

May 26, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

By now, virtually of the major directors recognized in the 20th century pantheon have gotten the Blu-ray treatment, save Woody Allen. Now, the Blu-ray edition of Allen's Annie Hall has arrived at last. More

Manhattan Blu-ray

Studio: MGM

May 06, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

Likewise to many of Woodly Allen's films, Manhattan is awash in conversation; but even more so than Annie Hall, the visual backdrop of Manhattan presents the viewer with riveting visuals of New York City in the late '70s. This is primarily attributable to the absolutely indispensable cinematography of Gordon Willis, the fulcrum of perhaps the most visually arresting film he and Allen collaborated upon. More

The Unheard Music

Studio: MVD

Mar 11, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

Re-issued for the 25th anniversary of its initial release in 1986, X’s The Unheard Music is an inside look at the seminal L.A. punk band.  More

Belle de jour Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Mar 01, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

Two years after harassing an old man atop a pillar in the short subject Simon of the Desert, Luis Buñuel returned to feature-length filmmaking with one of the more straight-forward and popular films of his career with Belle de jour. More

Jan 20, 2012 DVDs Web Exclusive

Live in Texas 1978 is a wonderful complement to the recent deluxe reissue of Some Girls, finding the Stones stripped down to its essential elements in a concert that featured seven songs from that album. Don't be fooled by the disco song. This is rock and roll at its most vital.

 

The Future DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Dec 20, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

She's often accused of being pretentious, cloying, and pejoratively referred to as the cinematic equivalent of "twee," but Miranda July, as polarizing as she may be, must be commended for taking risks. The Future, her second film, finds her succeeding spectacularly. More

Nov 29, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

This twenty-fifth anniversary triple DVD set features two discs of stellar performances from the history of the annual Bridge School benefit concerts, but it is the third disc documentaries and student-artist interviews that truly impress. More

INNI DVD

Studio: XL

Nov 14, 2011 DVDs Issue #38 - 10th Anniversary Issue

In a scene just before the opening credits of INNISigur Rós sits in a radio station, baffled at how to answer their well-meaning interviewer’s question about the evolution of their sound.  More

High and Low Blu-ray

Studio: Criterion

Oct 25, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

Though known internationally as Heaven and Hell, the film's American title High and Low is more reflective of its many highs and lows: art, classes, and physical spaces, not to mention the movie's equally compelling text and subtext. More