New on DVD and Bluray: October 9, 2012

Depending on your theatrical disposition back in June, this week could be just what you've been waiting for. The mainstream has a relevant enough place in the conversation, but so do some loved or less-than-loved…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: September 18, 2012

Now this is more like it! After weeks of complaining about the terrible offerings of new releases, this Tuesday finally gives us not just one or two decent titles, but a selection wide enough and…

Malick to the Wonder

A Letter to Terrence Malick

Dear Mr Malick, You don’t know me.  There’s no reason you should, especially since I’m not sending this letter to you, but instead posting it on the internet for a bunch of people I don’t…

Quick Takes – 09.10.12

Helvetica Grade B | 1st Viewing I've been meaning to check out Gary Hustwit's 2007 documentary about the ubiquitous typeface for some time now. It's a very competent, insider look at design and typography that…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: August 14, 2012

Unlike the past few weeks, there is a lot to get excited about with today's new releases. We have some well-regarded gems from earlier this year, a couple of contemporary classics and even an all-time…

Quick Takes – 12.18.11

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Grade: B+ | 1st Viewing I’m not going to be reviewing this film in full because Vinny has already done that, but I will say that this is definitely the…

REVIEW: ‘War Horse’ (2011)

Grade: B- There is a sweeping tracking shot about halfway through the film War Horse that features the principal steed sprinting through an artillery and corpse strewn battlefield. The scene has high key lighting and…

REVIEW: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ (2011)

Grade: B- Combining the spirit of classic Spielbergian adventure with state-of-the-art motion capture technology, The Adventures of Tintin is a riotous and sometimes literally dizzying adventure film. It is a wonderful adaptation of Herge’s beloved…

Of the Day – 11.14.11

Read of the Day: An interesting interview with director and actress Rie Rasmussen wherein she claims that Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained will "revolutionize Hollywood." [The Playlist] News of the Day: Late news from last week…