Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Watching ‘Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death’ unfold on Blu-ray is as close as I’ve gotten to true insanity in a long while, but it’s not like the director just threw things at the screen to see what would stick.

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What’s appealing about ‘Bliss’ is the ride on which Begos takes the viewer, strapping them into the same hellbent train as the protagonist, parceling out the inevitable reveal in a string of hallucinatory visuals.

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‘MOMO: The Missouri Monster’ is a fairly fun, low-budget, pseudo-documentary grindhouse homage.

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Sheets’ gorefest doesn’t wink to its audience, which is a major plus for ‘Clownado.’ While its audience might be small, those who want to see the film won’t be disappointed. Other more casual fans might find it wanting.

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‘Don’t Look,’ billed as a “unique, female-directed twist on horror films,” doesn’t break any new ground in the world of slasher horror, but for a first feature, it’s really solid.

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There’s long been a case for the idea that great art can be found in the margins, and ‘Detour’ is a perfect example of this.

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If you’ve never seen ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’ you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Simply put, this 1928 landmark still has the power to stun today. The Criterion Blu-ray is a must-have.

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The Criterion Collection has just released a new 4K digital restoration of 1991’s groundbreaking and Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with a 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. And even though it has been ripped off and parodied a thousand times since then, director Jonathan Demme’s unlikely masterpiece retains all of its spooky charm and upholds its torchbearing reputation for having a strong (and complicated) female lead character.

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When it comes to hugely influential independent movies, few can lay claim to having the influence of George Romero’s 1968 labor of love Night of the Living Dead. A new 2-disc Blu-ray of the film from The Criterion Collection is a must-have.

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These two brand-new 2K digital restorations prove that Pabst’s true calling was socially charged drama with a serious anti-war bent.

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The Criterion Collection has just released a new Blu-ray of Young Mr. Lincoln, made from a new 4K digital restoration that looks fantastic.

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With its mix of shocking violence and affecting drama, Brawl in Cell Block 99, out now on 4K UHD Blu-ray, pushes the prison movie genre to new heights.

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Both Haneke and Huppert were clear on their intentions from the start, and this alignment produced a movie that holds up as one of the best arthouse films of the last 20 years, with a nearly unmatched quiet kind of intensity.

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These features and this restoration of Michael Curtiz’s The Breaking Point make a great case for this overlooked film joining the discussion of classic-era Hollywood all-timers.

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Stalker, released originally in 1979, is a challenging piece of cinema. It’s a lengthy, talky quest for meaning, punctuated by long takes and huge moments of silence.

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