DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

Live by Night

Live by Night

A Prohibition epic with an exotic flair, Ben Affleck's take on Dennis Lehane's Live by Night is intoxicating.
Spotlight on a Murderer

Spotlight on a Murderer

An inventive horror from a French master with his tongue firmly in his cheek, Spotlight on a Murderer deserves illuminating to modern audiences.
Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

Perhaps the most Lychian of David Lynch films, Mulholland Drive is a dream mystery presented as a nightmare. A masterpiece of shifting tone.
The Entity

The Entity

Legitimised by a superb central performance from Barbara Hershey, body horror The Entity delivers.
Daughter of the Nile

Daughter of the Nile

Beguiling character drama and gorgeous photography collide in Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1987 gem Daughter of the Nile.
Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea may be a tough watch but it's a deeply rewarding one, impeccably performed and structured.
12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

One of, if not THE, best courtroom dramas ever made, Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men has retained timeless conviction.
The Climber

The Climber

Razor sharp, rapid fire Italian crime flick The Climber makes for a great 1970s throwback via Arrow's top Blu-ray.
Tampopo

Tampopo

If ever a film displayed a food fetish, it's Tampopo. A tantalising treat of Japanese cinema.
The Life of Oharu

The Life of Oharu

Sedate, devastating and dreamlike, Mizoguchi's Life of Oharu is one of Japan's definitive humanistic dramas.
Hard Times

Hard Times

A pristine Blu-ray transfer does this underrated depression era sports drama justice. Brace yourself for Hard Times.
Drunken Master

Drunken Master

A groundbreaking martial arts film and Jackie Chan's first blockbuster, Drunken Master changed the face of cinema.
Umberto D

Umberto D

A beautiful, genuinely moving human drama from the godfather of Italian neorealism, Umberto D lives on.
The Innocent (L'Innocente)

The Innocent (L'Innocente)

Visconti goes out in style and power with L'Innocente - well worth a rediscovery on DVD/Blu-ray with this lovely presentation from Cult Films.
Solaris

Solaris

A beguiling science fiction epic from one of the world's true auteurs, Tarkovsky's Solaris challenges and inspires.
Snowden

Snowden

Oliver Stone refreshes his status as one of cinema's most important messengers with Snowden.
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.

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