Category: new to home video

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New to Home Video 11/22/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 11/22/22: Anita Rocha da Silveira’s Medusa opens with a solo interpretative dance performance to Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” until, a couple minutes in, the camera pulls back to reveal...

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New to Home Video 11/8/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 11/8/22: It’s a fact, overlooked or denied by most of your more superficial film critics, that it’s possible for a bad screenplay to be saved by good direction and filmmaking....

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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...

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New to Home Video 10/25/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 10/25/22: With Breaking, director Abi Damaris Corbin pulls a bit of a trick on you. With its cool color palette, handheld cinematography (courtesy of Doug Emmett, whose credits include Sorry to Bother You and The Edge...

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New to Home Video 10/18/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 10/18/22: Somehow, the standard for comedy in major studio pictures has sunk so low that a jaded “Really?” can completely take the place of an actual joke or retort and...

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New to Home Video 9/27/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 9/27/22: Any film genre that has been around for a while will naturally start to look inward. Its first instinct will be to comment on the more superficial elements of...

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New to Home Video 9/20/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 9/20/22: It’s no new insight to point out how often the best and funniest satire comes from those within the sphere at which the satire is aimed. B.J. Novak (the Harvard-educated comic,...

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New to Home Video 9/13/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 9/13/22: One would be hard-pressed to find a film that more fully embodies the tragedy and exhilaration of show business than Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. An over-the-top, gaudy spectacle, this film lovingly...

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New to Home Video 9/6/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 9/6/22: Lesley Manville has been acting onscreen for nearly half a century but, at the moment, she is arguably best known for a more recent picture, 2017’s Phantom Thread. So there’s...

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New to Home Video 8/30/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 8/30/22: 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...