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Raining Stones (Koch Lorber)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1993, Not Rated Social and political troubles propel the Everymen in nearly all of British director Ken Loach's films, from the blue-collar blues of Riff-Raff and the injustices served on Los An  

Fay Grim (Magnolia)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
2007, Not Rated 1997's Henry Fool -- a prescient look at technology's rapidly invasive impact on daily life -- stands as wonderfully obtuse filmmaker Hal Hartley's last great success, thus it   

Heavy Petting (Docurama)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1989, Rated R This 1989 documentary about societal attitudes of the 1950s toward teen sexuality follows the Atomic Café template. Archival footage from old sex-education films, Hollywood mo  

All That Jazz: Special Edition (20th Century Fox)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1979, Rated R One of the most iconic musical films of all time, Bob Fosse's All That Jazz is an essential dramatized portrait of the man who single-handedly shaped the vernacular of jazz dance.   

Maxed Out (Magnolia)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2005, Not Rated The American debt crisis is raked over the coals in this fascinating but ultimately flawed documentary from James D. Scurlock. While not uniquely American, our debt dilemmas are a  

M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (Fox)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
1983, Not Rated By the time M*A*S*H pulled into its 11th and final season, it was a far different vehicle than the one that rolled out in the fall of 1972. It was certainly light-years from Rober  

On Stage at World Café Live (Decca Vision)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2007, Not Rated As PBS begins broadcasting the 13-episode On Stage at World Café Live series, Decca Vision is releasing in-concert episodes on DVD. So far, 11 are available -- David Poe, Liv  

Creepshow III (HBO Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2006, Rated R Completely lacking in speculation and/or allegory, this latest installment of the tired horror genre, put out by HBO Video plays like a direct-to-video toss-off made without an ounc  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: A Purge of Dissidents

(IPECAC)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
2007, Not Rated Twisted animation with a raucous, cacophonous soundtrack, A Purge of Dissidents is the product of a unique collaboration between graphic artist Dalek and Noise Rock collective HAZ  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

(Universal)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
1932, Not Rated Comparisons are inevitable between Howard Hawks' 1932 gangster classic, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, and Brian De Palma's 1983 remake, Scarface. As there should be. The stor  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: George Lopez Show

The Complete First and Second Seasons (Warner Home Video)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
2002-03, Not Rated Taking a formula that powered The Drew Carey Show and making some adjustments, producer Bruce Helford (who also developed Carey's show) created a nearly equally successful veh  

Venus (Miramax)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Rated R Peter O'Toole earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in this touching, often very funny portrait of an aged British actor named Maurice who becomes smitten with a y  

Letters From Iwo Jima (Warner Home Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Rated R Clint Eastwood's admirable, often poetic, sometimes overbearing companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers presents the battle for Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view. But there  

The Untouchables: Season One, Volume One (Paramount)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
1959, Not Rated As The Sopranos reaches its conclusion, it's a useful time to reflect on how important the Mob -- and depictions of criminal violence in general -- has been to the development o  

Comedy of Power (Koch Lorber Films)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Not Rated The classical roots of comedy exist in tragedy and that is exactly what is missing from French master Claude Chabrol's Comedy of Power. This tale, inspired by a true story of cor