With The Curse of La Llorona, the Conjuring universe has damned itself to an eternal cycle of rinse and repeat.
Its most amusing moments are in the interplay between the central characters as they adjust to an abruptly shifting reality.
In the end, the film is all too ready to transform into just another shiny pop object indistinguishable from so many others before it.
Robin Bissel’s film may be based on a true story, but it more accurately resembles an all-too-familiar Hollywood tall tale.
The disc’s 4K restoration offers Zemeckis’s debut, a madcap celebration of the pop-cultural phenomena, a chance at a second life.
Criterion’s new release of Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute is a vast improvement over the studio’s 2000 DVD.
The film’s threads of personal loss and cultural friction are all but lost amid the tawdry romantic entanglements.
The film’s tendency to break the “show, don’t tell” directive becomes especially irksome in its homestretch.
Kino’s vibrant transfer breathes new life into Lewis Allen’s wonderfully strange, sexually charged Technicolor noir.
Keith Behrman’s film is intent on delivering a nuanced take on expectations surrounding sexuality.
Diane Kurys’s poignant debut powerfully evokes the bittersweet feelings of leaving behind the halcyon days of one’s youth.
As the film becomes increasingly reliant on predictable narrative tropes, it evolves into the very thing it set out to parody.
The gorgeous 4k transfer rescues Huston’s cult classic from the grips of the public domain.
Criterion’s beautiful 4k transfer and an abundance of extras do justice to one of New Hollywood’s more complex and challenging social message movies.
The extras are superfluous, but the first-rate video transfer and superb, resonant audio promises to generate more fans of the remake.
The film has a raw immediacy that can only be achieved when most cinematic excesses have been eliminated.
A strong audio-visual transfer makes the long-awaited arrival of Cristian Mungiu’s Palme d’Or winner to Blu-ray well worth the wait.
Joe Cornish's film is vigilant in its positivity and hope for the future at nearly every turn.
The film uses the grieving process to lend the proceedings a sense of unearned emotional gravitas.
The film becomes overrun by an increasingly preachy and tiresome series of life lessons about race, class, and love.