New to Home Video 11/1/22
Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 11/1/22:
Mamoru Hosoda is in love with the outcasts, the loners, and the beautifully imperfect introverts who yearn for nothing but love and acceptance. His characters reconcile this massive rift between the fantastical world and the real one because he genuinely believes that everyone, regardless of their imperfections, is beautiful and deserves to be loved. Does that sound saccharine, even a little corny? Well, it is. So is it possible for Hosoda to make a film that appropriately explores said themes without courting some degree of cheese? Abso-fucking-lutely not… Review
There’s a distinction to be made, for what it’s worth, that François Ozon’s new film, Peter von Kant, is not technically an adaption of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant but rather a new adaptation of Fassbinder’s original play, on which his own film is based. Whatever. In any case, both films betray their stagey roots by taking place almost entirely in a single location; in Fassbinder’s case, the apartment of a fashion designer and, in Ozon’s, that of a film director. Ozon does occasionally venture outside for a repeated exterior establishing shot to display the passage of time as snow piles up on the street. But the main difference is that the lead character has been switched from a woman to a man… Review
Also new to home video 11/1/22: The Batman (4K), The Good Boss, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
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