Oct 14, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

"We were Hüsker fucking Dü," says that band's former drummer at the start of Every Everything, knowing full well that the influential Minnesota trio was entirely worthy of the bravado. More

All That Jazz Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Oct 13, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

With 1979's All That Jazz, director/choreographer Bob Fosse turned the camera on the most incredible subject in his universe: himself. From a screenplay he co-wrote with Robert Alan Aurthur, Fosse focuses on a period in which he furiously worked to juggle choreography for the Broadway musical Chicago while editing Lenny, the 1974 film he directed about the controversial comedian More

Oct 10, 2014 DVDs Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's hard to describe Pedro Almodóvar's 1990-released Spanish romantic-absurdity concisely, nearly as hard as it is to look away from the film. Shot with passion and intensity by José Luis Alcaine, Almodóvar has fun genre-blending while telling the bizarre tale of a young actress (Victoria Abril) who falls in love with the man (Antonio Banderas as a former mental asylum patient) who kidnapped her. More

Love Streams Blu-Ray

Studio: Criterion

Sep 22, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

It’s helpful in understanding Cassavetes’ last great feature, Love Streams, to know that it was pitched to Cannon Films as a comedy. More

Sep 19, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Jacques Demy — best known for his whimsical musicals and almost obscenely-bright color palettes — receives a beautiful, extras-packed box set from Criterion. More

Phantom Of The Paradise Blu-ray

Studio: Scream Factory

Sep 08, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

While Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise is a mess, it’s an extremely interesting mess. More

Sep 05, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Gorgeously shot and carefully paced, Weir’s Hanging Rock has a dreamlike quality that sets it apart even among his fellow Australian New Wavers.  More

Under the Skin Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: A24/Lionsgate

Aug 27, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Over the course of Under the Skin's 108 minute runtime, the film is alternately a Tarkovskian sci-fi meditation, a digital video art installation, and an extended candid camera punking riff.  More

Jul 25, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has built a storied career on complicated, ambiguously drawn character studies that rely upon the inherently fractured dynamics of interpersonal relationships. More