Posts by Phil Brown

Invasion U.S.A. Blu-ray Review

Make room on your Dork Shelf next to Commando and Cobra for Invasion U.S.A, another so-ridiculous-its-great 80s action movie co-authored by cocaine.

Chi-Raq Review

Chicago meets Iraq in this Greek play set in modern day, Chi-raq is one of Spike Lee's most powerful and funniest films in a long time.

The Big Short Blu-ray Review

Last year's surprise award contender The Big Short comes to Blu-ray this week with some nice extras giving insight into this odd film that found comedy in tragedy.

The Legend of Barney Thomson Review

Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson is a twisted little crime comedy that shows the influence of great directors Carlyle has worked with in the past.

A Perfect Day Director Talks Tonal Shifts and Working in Bosnia

Fernando León de Aranoa speaks to us about how A Perfect Day was influenced by his personal experiences working with international aid workers in Bosnia, his close collaboration with Benicio Del Toro, and his love mixing tones to capture all the beautiful grays of life.

Where To Invade Next Review

Michael Moore's latest doc Where To Invade Next is a light, comedic hodgepodge of ideas that probably would have worked better as a TV series.

The Graduate Criterion Blu-ray Review

The Graduate is on Criterion for the first time since the days of laserdisc. The new Blu-ray ports over some old extras while adding some stellar new ones, you're going to want to make room on your shelf for this one.

Burying The Ex Blu-ray Review

Joe Dante, the man behind some of our favourite films (Gremlins, Innerspace, The Burbs...) is back at it again with Burying The Ex, now on Blu-ray.

Crimson Peak Blu-ray Review

Guillermo del Toro's gothic romance Crimson Peak didn't get the love it deserved in theatres, fortunately it still got the full treatment for its new Blu-ray release.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review

Snow White is let out of the vault by Disney once again for this new Blu of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that offers some new special features, but are they as good as the ones we've lost from the previous version?

For the Love of Fargo

In honour of this week's release of Hail, Caesar, Dork Shelf's critics will be writing about some of their past favourite Coen Bro movies, starting with the 1996 classic Fargo.

The Guardian Blu-ray Review

In 1990 William Friedkin made a little horror film called The Guardian... not many saw it but Scream Factory is giving it a second life with its new Blu-ray, complete with interviews about what exactly went wrong...

Hellions Blu-ray Review

Continuing their recent trend of releasing indie Canadian horror flicks on Blu-ray, Shout Factory brings us a nice HD transfer of Hellions, but no tricks to go with this treat.