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The Dragon Painter (New Yorker Video/Yorker Video/Milestone)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
1919, Not Rated Milestone's reputation for producing DVDs with the cinephile in mind solidifies with the release of The Dragon Painter, a once-lost silent classic that reintroduces film fandom   

There Will Be Blood (Paramount)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2007, Rated R Paul Thomas Anderson's flawed yet fascinating epic is a supremely strange period piece that evokes a host of current cultural issues: our obsession with oil, the role of religion i  

Tell Me You Love Me (HBO)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2007, Not Rated The first season of the HBO series Tell Me You Love Me examines the stories of three couples in therapy. There's the twentysomethings on the verge of marriage, standing on the le  

The Hands of Orlac (Kino)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
1924, Not Rated The 1924 psychological horror silent The Hands of Orlac isn't director Robert Weine and actor Conrad Veidt's best known collaboration -- that honor belongs to their pioneering p  

Radiant City (Koch Lorber)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
2006, Unrated Writers/directors Gary Burns and Jim Brown make use of their distinct backgrounds (Burns is a surrealist filmmaker, while Brown is a journalist) to upend our notions of suburbia. Ra  

Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... And Insects (A&E)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
2007, Not Rated This hour-long documentary, originally aired on the Sundance Channel, allows longtime British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock to show the sources for the eccentric worldview tha  

Dans Paris (IFC)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
2006, Unrated "Is it possible for a love story to make us jump off a bridge?" It's a meaningful query posed at the start of Christophe Honor/'s Dans Paris. Immediately striking is its suicid  

The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series (Warner Home Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
1971, Not Rated Many TV shows spin characters off into their own shows as soon as possible. The Flintstones's studio Hanna-Barbera, however, waited 6 years before giving that program's progeny   

DR. Bronner's Magic Soapbox (Self-Released)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
2007, Not Rated In the 1960s, at food co-ops and hippie boutiques, there was this strange all-around soap on sale, "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap." Wrapped around the squirt-bottle was a 3  

DARKON (Porchlight Entertainment)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
2006, Unrated Darkon is a complex, magical place. Knights, wizards, Amazonian and Greek warriors, elves and more inhabit this world, and all fiercely protect their swath of it. Land is important,  

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (Criterion Collection)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
1971, Rated R Before it was even released in 1971, Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop was heralded as "film of the year" by Esquire magazine in a cover story. Showing the power of the press, it  

INTO THE WILD (Paramount)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
2007, Rated R Christopher McCandless was a fiercely idealistic young man who yearned to be free. He read Henry David Thoreau and Jack London with an almost religious zeal. He was a solitary wande  

Right at your door (Lionsgate)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
2005, Rated R Where will you be when the bombs go off? This question is key to the jarring, grossly ignored, low-budget Sundance fave Right at Your Door. In the vein of 1983's The Day After and   

The John Frankenheimer Collection (MGM)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
1961-1998, Unrated A few years back, BMW teamed up with David Fincher to create a series of short films for the Internet to spotlight the automaker's cars. High-profile film directors were given  

Absolute Wilson (New Yorker Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
2006, Not Rated I was lucky enough to meet avant-garde stage director Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach, The Black Rider) recently as he escorted a group of journalists around Los Angeles' AC