DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

Paterson

Paterson

A tender and involving character drama, Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is beguiling and further establish under-the-radar stars Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani as two of this generation's most versatile actors.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A darker spin on the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a visual feast and engaging cinema.
Lone Wolf and Cub Collection

Lone Wolf and Cub Collection

Criterion's Lone Wolf and Cub Collection is essential box set for fans of manga-infused, blood-drenched Japanese cinema.
Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Nothing to do with Leonard Cohen, this breezy Mel Gibson/Goldie Hawn odd couple action comedy still hits the right notes.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Carl Reiner's silly but inventive homage to film noir offers plenty of nonsense laughs and some prime Steve Martin.
Bleed For This

Bleed For This

Miles Teller is on brilliant form as a boxer on a path to redemption, recovery and triumph in Bleed For This.
Ludwig

Ludwig

An epic in the same vein as The Leopard, Visconti's Ludwig is one of the finest Blu-ray releases of the year.
Pieces

Pieces

A class A Blu-ray package for a deliciously schlocky B movie, Arrow's release of Pieces is a marvel.
Arrival

Arrival

A major sci-fi event from one of this generation's best directors, Denis Villeneuve's Arrival is here to stay.
Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs

Monty Python satire meets Hunter S Thompson depravity in John Waters' unforgettably sordid indie classic Multiple Maniacs.
Property Is No Longer A Theft

Property Is No Longer A Theft

A dirty and sadistic slice of 1970s Italian cinema, Elio Petri's Property Is No Longer A Theft is a steal on Arrow Blu-ray.
The Creeping Garden

The Creeping Garden

A hipster and science geek's dream documentary - an artistic exploration of plasmodial slime mould. It's far more engaging than it would first appear!
Two Rode Together

Two Rode Together

Surprisingly funny and consistently entertaining, John Ford's overlooked Two Rode Together is worth another shot.
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

A truly definitive film noir and melodrama rolled into one, Mildred Pierce cuts through to emerge as one of cinema's finest.
Cul-De-Sac

Cul-De-Sac

Chamber drama meets oddball arthouse indie in Roman Polanski's early feature Cul-De-Sac now revitalised on Criterion Blu-ray.
My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine

Westerns don't get much better than John Ford's My Darling Clementine. Henry Fonda is the definitive Wyatt Earp.
Woody Allen: Seven Films - 1986-1991

Woody Allen: Seven Films - 1986-1991

Fantasy, relationship dramas, nostalgia trips, dramedies and odes to German expressionism all shine in Arrow's dazzling overview of Woody Allen's most diverse five year period.
Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

It's hard to believe that a film this challenging only amounts to around one and a half hours of running time, but 'Memories of Underdevelopment' is time well spent.
A Man For All Seasons

A Man For All Seasons

Seldom does acting and storytelling merge as regally as in Fred Zinnemann's A Man For All Seasons. A crowning achievement.
Cover Girl

Cover Girl

A rather pedestrian musical that benefits hugely from the presence of Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.

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