Video & DVD

The Perfect Husband

The Perfect Husband

Allow me to save you some time if you’re considering watching The Perfect Husband: Don’t. It’s ignorant, artless, ugly, and cruel. If you would like more information on what I personally found so profoundly unappealing about the film, permit me a bit of a rant. This is the 300th film I have covered for Film […]

| July 26, 2016
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The Invitation

The Invitation

Karyn Kusama’s career as a feature film director has certainly been unique. After her debut feature Girlfight made a huge impact on film festivals in 2000–including a win at Sundance for Directing and a tie with Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count on Me for the festival’s Grand Jury Prize–Kusama was enlisted to direct the big-screen […]

| July 24, 2016
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Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

Even for Ken Russell, Crimes of Passion is a weird movie. Following a run of UK productions in the 1970s that established him as a major name in international cinema, Russell came to the States to direct Altered States for Warner Brothers in 1980. It would have been impossible to predict his follow-up to that […]

| July 22, 2016
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TV on DVD

iZombie: The Complete Second Season

iZombie: The Complete Second Season

iZombie is back, and I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help it, with bite. Seattle’s favorite med student turned zombie, turned morgue attendant/fake psychic for the police (yeah, I hear how that sounds) returns with a strong second season that does its best to recover from its simply okay season one and even adds a few […]

| July 13, 2016
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The Wonder Years: Season Five

The Wonder Years: Season Five

As I was preparing this review, a few ideas popped into my head of how I could lead off the opening paragraph. I wanted to catch the reader’s attention with something inventive or eye catching. The more I contemplated this beginning, the more I realized that going the simple route was better. So here goes: […]

| June 14, 2016
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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

American animation studio Filmation produced this serialized adaptation of the Tarzan tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs for CBS beginning in 1976. The series embodies all the most predictable yet charming techniques at Filmation’s disposal including the rotoscoped figures and the oft-recycled sequences of animation that make Filmation cartoons what they are. As someone not well-versed […]

| June 14, 2016
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