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Blu-Ray’s

Now, Voyager

Blu-ray Review: Now, Voyager (Criterion Collection)

When we first meet her, Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is a shy spinster, living in her family’s stately Boston mansion under the tyrannical thumb of her elderly mother (Gladys Cooper). Charlotte was a late child whom her mother admits was the unwanted child; the ugly duckling who exists only to serve her mother’s every whim. …

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WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

Blu-ray Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Every year we get a few movies (sometimes, more than a few), that fail to live up to expectations, despite wonderful origins. The cast and director are well known and respected by the public, but the material just fails to connect with viewers. Such is the case with Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Based on Maria …

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Winter Kills

Blu-ray Review: Winter Kills

Winter Kills William Richert’s adaptation of Richard Condon’s novel “Winter Kills”–a thinly veiled look at the John F. Kennedy assassination–grounded in dark political satire was plagued with production issues including a mafia hit on one producer, a forty-year prison sentence handed down to another, production was halted several times. When the film was finally released, …

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Blinded By the Light

Blu-ray Review: Blinded By the Light

Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend it Like Beckham, delivers another lively character study with Blinded By the Light, a period piece set in England,1987. 16-year-old Pakistani immigrant Javed (Viveik Kalra) lives in the industrial town of Luton with his parents, Malik (Kulvinder Ghir) and Noor (Meera Ganatra). A factory worker for years, Malik now finds …

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The Circus (1928)

Blu-ray Review: The Circus (The Criterion Collection)

Released in 1928, The Circus marked the final appearance of the Little Tramp during the silent. era. 1928 was a time of transition for the motion picture industry. It would be the only year where silent movies and talkies were produced in roughly the same number. By 1929, most films had dialogue. Chaplin would make …

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