Blu-ray Review: Test Pattern

An interracial couple face challenges after a woman is drugged and raped at a club in this searing drama, presented on Blu-ray by Kino and directed by Shatara Michelle Ford. Test Pattern is one of the most uncomfortable and honest film experiences in a long time, not just because what it’s about, but precisely “how” […]

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 […]