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New to Home Video 8/15/23

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 8/15/23. “No hay banda!” the master of ceremonies memorably declares in David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. “There is no band!” What he is referring to directly, and Lynch somewhat more obliquely, is that...

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New to Home Video 7/11/23

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 7/11/23. Jalmari Helander’s Sisu is the kind of movie you might catch the characters in a Quentin Tarantino movie watching. That is by no means intended to be a slight. On the contrary, with...

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New to Home Video 6/27/23

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 6/27/23. Amanda Kramer’s Please Baby Please is not a musical (though it does have a great score). But, right from the jump, it sure feels like one. A gang of greasers dance...

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New to Home Video 1/31/23

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 1/31/23. In the opening moments of David Cronenberg‘s Crimes of the Future, we see a capsized cruise ship abandoned and half-submerged in coastal waters. In the following scene, we see a small...

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New to Home Video 1/17/23

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 1/17/23. As of Spin Me Round, I’ve now only seen two of Jeff Baena‘s five feature films (the other being 2017’s The Little Hours). But I’m starting to get a handle on what...

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New to Home Video 11/29/22

Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 11/29/22: It’s become increasingly clear that no movie will suffer from having Aubrey Plaza in it. That’s not to say she’s never been in a bad movie–remember that Child’s Play reboot?–but she’s never made...

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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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