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Disney has finally released Bambi on Blu-ray, and it’s nothing short of a triumph. When I was a kid, Bambi was re-released on VHS. I saw it and was subsequently traumatized by the experience. The tale of a young deer who loses his mother by the hands of an evil hunter, only to become the […]
Kiss of the Spider Woman is a captivating film with amazing performances, and a landmark in the independent film community. William Hurt and Raul Julia portray two prison inmates – the flamboyant homosexual, Luis Molina, and political prisoner, Valentin Arregui. Luis has been imprisoned for having sex with an underage boy, while Valentin has been […]
Non Films and director, Ratigan, presents the experimental film, XO. As the film begins, a young woman opens her eyes to behold the hustle and bustle of an increasingly busy, and possibly decaying, metropolis. She wanders the streets, quietly observing, her face full of longing, hoping for some sort of release. By the time we reach […]
Shout Factory’s anniversary Blu-ray of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 1988 masterpiece, The Bear, should have a place in your collection. I’m serious. The Bear is a brilliant work of art, a film that you watch while pondering all of the craft and skill that went in to the making of it. The Bear tells the story of a bear […]
Garth Davis’ biographical film, Lion, has finally arrived on Blu-ray through Lionsgate. It tells the true story of a young man named Sheru, who is separated from his family in India, and is later adopted by an Australian couple, played by Nicole Kidman (in an Oscar-nominated role) and David Wenham. Twenty years later, Sheru attempts […]
Arrow Films has released Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are The Flesh on Blu-ray. In a post-apocalyptic Mexico, a brother and a sister find their way into an abandoned building while looking for shelter. Little do they know that the place that they have found is inhabited by a sadistic hermit, who is in a constant […]
Julio Quintana’s feature film, The Vessel, has finally been released on Blu-ray via Strand Releasing. When a small village is torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy, all hope seems lost. The local priest (Martin Sheen, in a beautifully understated role) does what he can to restore the faith of the locals, but the pain is […]