Blu-ray Review: The Queen

Frank Simon’s 1968 landmark documentary, The Queen, has finally been restored and released on Blu-ray, courtesy of Kino Classics. This insightful look into one of the first drag contests focuses on the efforts of a seasoned queen, named Flawless Sabrina, to rally up the contestants and prepare them to be seen in front of a […]

Blu-ray Review – Spring Night, Summer Night

Flicker Alley and Nicolas Winding Refn have joined forces to bring the underseen gem, Spring Night, Summer Night, to glorious life on Blu-ray. Directed by J.L. Anderson, Spring Night, Summer Night could be summed up in this way: If Cassavetes directed an existential cinema verite hillbilly melodrama written by VC Andrews, it’d look and sound […]

Short Film Review: Dusty

Anthony Leroy and Josh Murphy (or A.J. as they are both credited at the start of the film) directed the short film, Dusty, in 2016. It has become something of a cult item in the realm of indie and no-budget filmmaking – and for good reason. When the film opens, best buddies CJ and T […]

Blu-ray Review: Kinetta

Yorgos Lanthimos’ first solo directorial debut, Kinetta, has finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Kino Lorber. While we can definitely see shades of the genius to come in his subsequent films here, Lanthimos completely alienated me with Kinetta. Basically, three strangers at a seaside resort who share mutual quirks and disturbing obsessions form a kind […]

Blu-ray Review – The Last Warning

Flicker Alley has brought the long-lost 1928 silent classic, The Last Warning, to Blu-ray! The film opens during a theatrical production, during which one of the main actors dies inexplicably and disappears. Years later, the cast returns to the theatre to appear in a revival of the same production – an awkward reunion that has […]

Blu-ray Review: WE

Artsploitation will release Rene Eller’s controversial drama, We, on Blu-ray in three weeks. We focuses on a group of eight bored teenagers in a Belgium-Dutch town who suddenly decide to make a little extra cash by starting a brothel, as well as filming amateur porn films. They have a great time in their own little […]

Blu-ray Review: This Magnificent Cake!

Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s medium-length stop motion animated film, This Magnificent Cake! has arrived to Blu-ray via Kino Lorber and GKIDS. The film takes place in colonial Africa in the 19th century, and it unfolds in five different segments. Each segment deals with specific characters who are driven by wealth and greed. […]