David Ayer’s film longs to be bad, yet its forced by outside pressures to follow narrow, preset rules.
Where Greengrass’s action sequences were once visceral and intentionally unpleasant, now they just titillate.
Despite an inconsistent video transfer, Ken Russell’s lascivious neo-noir gets a fine Blu-ray from Arrow Video.
The inclusion of each cut of The New World marks this as the definitive home-video edition of Terrence Malick’s greatest film.
When it’s good, director Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is funny, driven, sometimes even a bit scary.
William Wellman’s stark, elemental western is a quintessential display of the director’s direct but punchy style.
The Legend of Tarzan drags Edgar Rice Burroughs’s century-old pulp into the social perspective of the present day.
After its bracing opening, the film begins to indulge the worst impulses of well-meaning liberal cinema.
It shows how much Johnnie To still experiments with form, especially as he continues to transition to digital cinema.
Maurice Pialat’s controversial Palme D’Or winner receives a beautiful Blu-ray from Cohen Media Group.
The Coen brothers’ sardonic revisionism of Hollywood’s golden era is, ironically, their most earnest feature.
Michael Mann’s classic thriller has never looked better on home video, and Shout! Factory’s extensive extras make this the version of the film to own.
Shane Black’s film doesn’t want for great exchanges, and even disposable conversations brim with acidic wit.
No Austen adaptation, even the most revisionist ones, has ever felt as vicious as Love & Friendship.
This entrancing magnum opus is one of the singular works of the decade to date, and Kino’s excellent Blu-ray belongs in any cinephile’s collection.
Cutter’s Way belongs on the shelf of fans of both Cassavetian hyperreal melodrama and Pakula-esque political thrillers.
The fun of the action scenes exacerbates the failure of the narrative to adequately contend with its own themes.
The overriding despair of Winter’s War’s imagery calls into question who, exactly, the film is for.
It has all the charm of the best entries in the Star Wars series, and it arrives on a pristine Blu-ray primed to delight the next generation of fans.
Held up for years, Criterion’s home-video release of Edward Yang’s four-hour masterpiece makes up for the wait with a superlative A/V transfer.