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

Crumb DVD/Blu-ray

Studio: Criterion

Oct 26, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Revolution can spring from the least likely places. As detailed in the 1995 documentary Crumb, which covers the life and times of artist Robert Crumb, sometimes it begins at home. More

Black Orpheus DVD

Studio: Criterion

Oct 14, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

The reason why Black Orpheus had such an impact at the time of its release is basically the same as why the actual citizens of its setting, Rio de Janeiro, disdained the film. More

Aug 31, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

For some people, experimental film is completely inaccessible. By and large, cinema as a popular medium is driven by clear narrative and stylistic forces, and other than the occasionally abstract music video, divergences are generally met with boredom or disinterest. More

Bird On a Wire DVD

Studio: MVD Visual

Aug 17, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

A concert film begins with the plug being pulled on the show due to the singer's encouragement for the crowd to move closer. This might sound like standard rock-flick stuff until you consider that the singer was Leonard Cohen in 1972. More

The Runaways

Studio: Sony

Jul 19, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

No matter how you feel about some of the more controversial aspects of the filmLita Ford's distancing herself from it, the demonizing of svengali Kim FowleyThe Runaways is a riveting portrayal of Joan Jett and Cherrie Currie's coming of age in rock and roll. More

Jul 10, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

In Ouran High School Host Club, Haruhi Fujioka is an awkward female scholarship student who stumbles on the flamboyant rich-boys-only Host Club when looking for a quiet place to read. When she promptly shatters an expensive vase belonging to the club, she must pay for it with her body-no, pervert, not like that; she is made to dress like a boy and must learn to be a "host"-which consists of running a business that entertains the girls of the high school. More

The Wolfman Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Universal

Jul 02, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Benicio del Toro is Lawrence Talbot, an English thespian of some aristocratic lineage, and The Wolfman of the film's title. Lawrence returns to his father's home after his brother Ben goes missing.  More