July 2, 2005
Six Feet Under is a dubiously fascinating freak show.
June 6, 2005
Season five was arguably the best-looking season yet, and the DVD does a solid job of highlighting the theatrical quality of the photography.
May 30, 2005
Nominally the cinema’s supreme love triangle (if not its most psychologically fascinating), François Truffaut’s landmark is a hard film to resurrect in a contemporary era that fav…
May 30, 2005
March 14, 2005
There is precious little upside to The Upside of Anger, an ungainly, frustrating drama that endeavors to airmail the middle-aged suburban angst made fashionable by American Beauty safely back to…
March 10, 2005
Portraying tragedy without a meaningful point of view is a sticky situation for a movie to find itself in. Easily one-upping Hotel Rwanda’s wooden direction and trivial performances, John Boorman’s…
January 13, 2005
It’s determined to seal off such perceived gaps while trading John Carpenter’s precision for conservative blandness.
January 6, 2004
December 15, 2003
For tango lovers and homicidal maniacs that like to dance before killing.
December 8, 2003
The transfer is as good as can be expected, but with no supplemental materials, this DVD of Coline Serreau’s Chaos is purely for fans of the high-energy film.
August 29, 2003
A meaty, insightful and genuinely exciting collection of supplemental features highlight this Confessions of a Dangerous Mind DVD edition.
August 21, 2003
There are some lovely visual passages waiting to be discovered, but Malkovich ultimately pushes The Dancer Upstairs so far into an emotional void as to render it completely useless.
August 20, 2003
A low-profile DVD edition for sure, but you’re probably just buying this disc for yet another Christopher Walken scenery-chewing smackdown, aren’t you?
August 19, 2003
The film is a jazzy amalgam of sparring styles. Jordan’s remarkable scripted dialogue is trumped only by the sadness of Nolte’s performance.
August 3, 2003
All the Real Girls demonstrates a reality that most films are either unable or afraid to touch. Too bad the disc’s video transfer doesn’t do Tim Orr’s gorgeous cinematography justice.
July 26, 2003
This competent but disposable action thriller should appeal most to William Friedkin enthusiasts.
July 4, 2003
Basic is just that: a mundane military thriller whose only goal is to appeal to an audience’s basic desire to be tricked into multiple corners.
July 2, 2003
Laurel Canyon will make you wish that your mother liked to smoked pot.
June 6, 2003
Joe Carnahan’s genre pic gets an equally nifty sound and video transfer on this DVD edition.
May 21, 2003
Never one to shy from his own personal God complex, comedic tyrant Jim Carrey returns to his energetic but shallow funnyman mode in Bruce Almighty, a conservative one-joke comedy seemingly…