SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Blu-ray Review

     February 5, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man may not quite be, as director Malik Bendjelloul excitedly proclaims in the making of Blu-ray extra, the greatest story you’ll ever hear, but it is an ultra-fun one, told by the director with style in his movie …

MARLEY Blu-ray Review

     September 29, 2012

After taking an innovative approach to documentary making with the world-chronicling Life in a Day, director Kevin Macdonald went much more traditional with Marley, and the results are revealing and mostly satisfying—albeit somewhat exhaustive. For this long-overdue movie about the …

PROJECT NIM DVD Review

     February 14, 2012

With British documentary maker James Marsh’s often wild mix of genuine footage and re-creations, in lesser hands his movies could easily slip into something approaching an episode of Cops.  But luckily, as he proved with the Oscar-winning Man on a …

RABBIT HOLE DVD Review

     April 25, 2011

On paper, John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole would seem to be the most dour of viewing experiences: A movie about a couple dealing with the death of their young son, and how to continue in its wake. What it has …

DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL DVD Review

     February 22, 2011

Doctor Who fans got a big Christmas gift when it was announced that for the first time, the Christmas special, this year Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, would be aired simultaneously on the BBC in the UK and BBC America …

NIGHT CATCHES US DVD Review

     February 17, 2011

After watching writer/director Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us for the second time, I had to go and double check that it really is her feature film directing debut. It indeed is, and as such, it’s a bold and often powerful …

COMMUNITY Season One DVD Review

     November 3, 2010

While watching the sometimes uneven but often very hilarious first season of NBC’s Community on DVD, I had to wonder: Why don’t more TV shows aiming for the funny take on college? Teen shows often avoid it like the plague. …

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