New to Home Video 7/12/22
Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 7/12/22:
Having visited Montana for the first time less than a year ago, I can testify that there really is something to the whole “Big Sky” thing. Of course, I know that the sky is the same size everywhere but I think it’s a matter of contrast. In the polluted population centers where I’ve spent my entire adult life (and which I have no intention of giving up), the sky is an adornment, subject to the goings on of the people and their buildings and cars below. In the parts of Montana I saw, though, the sky still reigns; people and their attendant structures and equipment all seem temporary, like the whole state is a national park and its inhabitants merely long term campers. This perspective is crucial to Scott McGehee and David Siegel‘s Montana Story (where the sky is captured in widescreen 35mm grandeur by cinematographer Giles Nuttgens) and its story of interpersonal familial strife that means everything to the handful of people it encompasses but has little effect on the world at large… Review
Huda’s Salon is eager to let us know right away that it is “based on true events.” Whether or not that’s a bit of Fargo-style theatrics, I don’t know. But this harrowing thriller about espionage, blackmail and brutal political life-trading in Palestine certainly feels like it could be true. True enough, in fact, to inspire further righteous anger in its viewers. But feeling true isn’t the same as feeling real and, in the end, Huda’s Salon might lay on the didacticism and cynicism a bit too thick. Thick enough, in fact, to inspire its viewers to throw in the towel… Review
Also new to home video 7/12/22: The Beatles: Get Back
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.