DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

Variete

Variete

One of many milestones in German silent cinema from the 1920s, Variete is a carnival of surprises.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

One of the most influential films ever made, 1920's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a masterpiece of atmospheric horror.
Anthropoid

Anthropoid

Cillian Murphy shines in this Nazi resistance thriller that thrills as much as it informs.
Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

A down and dirty crime picture that owes much to 1970s American independent cinema, Hell or High Water hits the mark.
Black Society Trilogy

Black Society Trilogy

Before Ichi the Killer and Audition, Takashi Miike reined in the shock violence and reigned over the crime genre with the engaging Black Society Trilogy - they're begging for rediscovery in this collection from Arrow.
His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

It doesn't get better than this. His Girl Friday is the ultimate screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell shine.
Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus

From the first tribal beats to the constant washes of brilliant colour, Black Orpheus is enrapturing and insightful entertainment.
Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

One of the best Blu-ray releases in ages, Arrow's deluxe treatment of Donnie Darko makes a great film a truly perfect addition to the classic cinema shelf.
Indochine

Indochine

A sumptuous epic that has the feel of epic Hollywood, the smarts of a historical novel and the audacity of an indie drama.
Sausage Party

Sausage Party

The most obscene film of the year is also the funniest - get your fill of Sausage Party.
Fright Night

Fright Night

A guilty slice of 80s macabre horror that stands shoulder to shoulder with The Burbs, Gremlins and The Lost Boys.
The Missing Series 2

The Missing Series 2

One of television's most riveting dramas will hook you with its plot and, better yet, make you feel for its characters.
Café Society

Café Society

One of Woody Allen's most gorgeously composed films in decades, Café Society has the looks but lacks the narrative hooks.
The Man Between

The Man Between

Director Carol Reed provides a sequel of sorts to The Third Man in The Man Between - an absorbing thriller of border lines, hoodlums, political intrigue and desperation. James Mason was rarely better than as the titular man between the east and west...
War Dogs

War Dogs

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill cement their reps as two of Hollywood's most dynamic stars with gunrunner thriller War Dogs.
Miami Vice - The Complete Collection

Miami Vice - The Complete Collection

A groundbreaking odd couple cop show that reverberated between grit and gloss, Miami Vice may look 80s but it's proven to be immortal.
Magnum P.I. - The Complete Collection

Magnum P.I. - The Complete Collection

A mammoth Blu-ray box set with 37 discs of vintage Tom Selleck action, this is one of the top TV releases of the year.
Woody Allen: Six Films 1979-1985

Woody Allen: Six Films 1979-1985

Now a multi Oscar winner, Woody Allen began a new decade with experimentalism that added an extra dimension to his auteur status. An essential collection.
10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place

This is the ideal time to revisit Richard Attenborough's greatest performance and one of cinema's most enduring true life crime dramas.
Ghost in the Noonday Sun

Ghost in the Noonday Sun

A seldom seen, off the wall Peter Sellers picture with a behind the scenes story more interesting than the resulting glorious mess of a film. A rare, guilty pleasure.

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