New to Home Video 7/19/22
Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 7/19/22:
Ryûsuke Hamagachi’s Drive My Car is three hours long, so it has a lot of time to be about a lot of different things. It also takes its time–the opening titles appear about 40 minutes in–allowing you plenty of space to think about what all of those different things might be… Review
Enough people liked Riley Stearns’ The Art of Self-Defense, it would seem, that he felt confident doubling down on some of that movie’s more irritating choices in his new follow-up, Dual. To be fair, not all of the ingredients from the previous film that make a return showing here are bad. There’s the preoccupation with personal combat training combat, with Self-Defense‘s monstrous sensei (Alessandro Nivola) swapped out for a more tender instructor played by Aaron Paul. And, while the music of extreme metal outfit Full of Hell doesn’t make a return, the band does show up on a character’s t-shirt. Plus the ominous drones of the score by Emma Ruth Rundle are nothing to complain about. Unfortunately, though, Stearns continues to enforce upon his actors a flat affect, an almost staccato method of line delivery. It’s as distractingly self-conscious here as it was three year ago… Review
Also new to home video 7/19/22: The Bob’s Burgers Movie
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