All posts tagged "U.S. Indie Film Blu Ray Review"

  • Kicks | Blu-ray Review

    Combining art-house visual aesthetic with gritty urban coming-of-age formula, director Justin Tipping makes a striking directorial debut with Kicks. A heartfelt examination of youthful freedom...

  • Imperium | Blu-ray Review

    Moving further away from his Harry Potter persona with a trio of three immensely dissimilar films in 2016, actor Daniel Radcliffe’s anxiety laced performance in...

  • The Sea of Trees | Blu-ray Review

    Nearly every edition of the Cannes Film Festival seems to yield a significant misstep for at least one auteur premiering in competition. Less common are...

  • Criterion Collection: Blood Simple | Blu-Ray Review

    Now among the most distinctive of American auteurs, it’s hard to believe Joel and Ethan Coen had a difficult time getting their first film, the...

  • Clown | Blu-ray Review

    Director Jon Watts’ 2014 horror film Clown stands as the writer/director/producer’s feature debut, even though it arrived well after his moderately hailed sophomore effort Cop...

  • The Darkness | Blu-ray Review

    Director Greg McLean has yet to escape the shadow of his 2005 Aussie breakout, Wolf Creek, which inspired him to helm a 2013 sequel (with...

  • The Invitation | Blu-ray Review

    One of the best under the radar genre pieces of the past year has to be Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, the director’s fourth and best...

  • Crimes of Passion | Blu-ray Review

    “Save your soul, whore!” cries Anthony Perkins’ crackpot street preacher in the first several minutes of Ken Russell’s infamous and endlessly provocative 1984 film Crimes...

  • The Daughter of Dawn | Blu-ray Review

    The story concerning the restoration of lost silent film The Daughter of Dawn (1920) nearly eclipses what amounts to as a fascinating achievement of its...

  • Romeo Is Bleeding | Blu-ray Review

    Looking back at the landscape of early to mid-90s neo-noir, only a few titles have survived relative obscurity, conversations tending to celebrate the Coen Bros....

  • Knight of Cups | Blu-ray Review

    The term ‘masterpiece’ has been bandied about too often and for too long to rightly mean anything anymore, and yet, should such terminology actually generate...

  • 99 River Street | Blu-ray Review

    The plight of the failed boxer, and the gladiatorial viciousness of the sport itself, are themes forming an unheralded, even invisible substrata within the muddied...

  • Woman on the Run | Blu-ray Review

    Flicker Alley rescues the neglected 1950 San Francisco film noir Woman on the Run, previously victim of the public domain effect associated with debased prints,...

  • Black Mama, White Mama (2-Disc Special Edition) | Blu-Ray Review

    Arrow Video continues its revitalization of Pam Grier’s iconic Blaxploitation period with 1973’s Black Mama, White Mama, arguably the star’s breakout vehicle which would steer...

  • Room | Blu-ray Review

    Directly following its premiere at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, generally...

  • Carol | Blu-ray Review

    A critical darling right out the gate of its premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Todd Haynes’ Carol, was a clear Oscar front runner...

  • Life | DVD Review

    A troubling hush seems to follow Anton Corbijn’s fourth and least enthusiastically received Life, a snapshot on the short but intensely felt celebrity of actor...

  • Sheba, Baby | Blu-ray Review

    Strangely enough, Pam Grier’s last Blaxploitation feature, 1975’s Sheba, Baby, would be the title to introduce her to a much wider audience thanks to its...

  • 99 Homes | Blu-ray Review

    Director Ramin Bahrani scores his most lauded venture yet with the critically acclaimed 99 Homes. Premiering in competition at Venice in 2014, Broad Green Pictures released...

  • Freeheld | Blu-ray Review

    Released two weeks after premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Sollet’s awards-baiting LGBT drama Freeheld failed to command an Oscar campaign. Raking...

  • A Child is Waiting | Blu-ray Review

    Though it’s a famously compromised vision, to be sure, director John Cassavetes’ third film, A Child is Waiting, represents an important cinematic juncture. Meant to...

  • Count Yorga, Vampire | Blu-ray Review

    Before grindhouse director Bob Kelljan turned exclusively to television by the late 1970s, he had accidentally carved out a small triptych of derivative American vampire...

  • White of the Eye | Blu-ray Review

    For the first time ever, Donald Cammell’s obscure 1987 serial killer thriller White of the Eye is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the United...

  • The Gift | Blu-ray Review

    One of the best surprises of 2015 thus far has been Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift. The increasingly prolific actor somehow managed to churn...

  • The Larry Fessenden Collection | Blu-ray Review

    Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have paired up to present an inspired disc set for The Larry Fessenden Collection, an assortment of four of the...