SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

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

     February 6, 2015

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 10, 2015

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

     February 10, 2015

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 10, 2015

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 10, 2015

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

     February 10, 2015

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. …

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE 2-Disc Special Edition DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Deceptively simple and sweet, Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service has still managed to linger in the hearts of movie lovers, and now it’s finally gotten the proper DVD treatment it deserves from Disney and Studio Ghibli. Kiki, voiced by a …