Errol Morris' first three documentaries get a well deserved Criterion treatment, with a double bill of Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida on one disc, and the modern classic crime doc The Thin Blue Line standing on its own.
Insurgent is the obligatory sequel to Divergent, the latest series in a trend of young adult literature adaptations about dystopian societies... it ain't great but at least it ain't vampires.
Dork Shelf's disc junky, Phil Brown, takes a look at Shout Factory's new Blu-ray release of the Werner Herzog masterpiece Aguirre, the Wrath of God.
The only thing wrong with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is everything. Even a talented cast can't save this one.
The HD restorations of blaxploitation classics Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream are far more entertaining than they should be.
New Years Evil is more of a historical curiosity for horror fans than anything else, but it is still a damn entertaining and unintentionally funny trip down slash n’ kill memory lane.
Just in time for the Oscars, we reviewed the Blu-ray of the wonderfully audacious Birdman, which deserves a spot perched on the head of your collection.
A look at this week's blu ray releases of two movies that are extremely different yet brilliant in their own ways: Nightcrawler and Dumb and Dumber To.
An in-depth look at two films released by Criterion this month: Nicolas Roeg's essential Don't Look Now and Fellini's surreal Satyricon.
Fifty Shades of Grey tries to be controversial, but ends up being typical "romantic" Hollywood tripe dressed up in chains and whips.
Shout factory has put together a pretty sweet double feature with their blu-ray release of the Cage-tastic Vampire's Kiss, and Neil Jordan's more obscure horror comedy, High Spirits.
Disney opens in vault today to release 101 Dalmatians on blu-ray for the first time. Find out what our resident disc man Phil Brown thinks of the transfer and specs in his review.
Kenneth Branagh's 1989 breakthrough adaptation of Henry V is finally on blu ray, Phil Brown reviews this highly anticipated disc.
A look at the two latest Studio Ghibli films that Disney has brought to blu ray: Porco Rosso and Tales From Earthsea.
Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014) – Based on Gillian Flynn’s best selling novel and directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl has all the hallmarks of an awards courting prestige movie on paper. Thankfully, their movie was nothing of the sort. It’s a gleefully trashy, twisty, nasty, lurid little thriller filtered through Fincher’s meticulous visual style […]
Co-directed by Martin Scorsese, the documentary The 50 Year Argument delivers the rich history behind the fabled New York Times Review of Books.
Boasting a script from Buck Henry and the best work Barry Levinson and Al Pacino have done in years, The Humbling might be the more rewarding (and somewhat more difficult) version of Birdman.
Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto, 1966) – It says a great deal about the stark brutality of director Kihachi Okamoto’s Sword of Doom that even all these years and so many vicious samurai epics later, the film retains its ability to shock, disturb, and enthrall. Made during 60s heyday of samurai flicks launched into new […]