Blu-Ray Reviews Category

Director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Streets of Fire, A Bullet To The Head) has a passion for B-level, genre filmmaking, and his latest film The Assignment follows that aesthetic. Filled with graphic novel and pulp noir flourishes, the film is a solid action thriller from one of Hollywood’s top craftsman.

Hit man Frank [...]


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The Salesman, Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is yet another gripping and acclaimed story from director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past). The storyline centers on Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidootsi), a couple whose life in Tehran takes a turn for the worse after Rana is the victim of a [...]


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Hulu’s new series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel and headlined by Elisabeth Moss, is receiving a slew of excellent reviews. With that project debuting April 26, viewers can also check out the 1990 film which was released [...]


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Shia LaBeouf delivers one of his finest performances early in his career in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and now he reteams with Guide director Dito Montiel in the war drama Man Down.

The story centers on Gabriel Drummer (LaBeouf), a U.S. Marine who is finding it hard to adjust to civilian [...]


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An even bigger spotlight is being shone to Moonlight thanks to its Oscar win for Best Picture, and the film’s recent Blu-ray release provides cinephiles with a deeper look at director Barry Jenkins.

Set during three stages of a young black man’s life, Moonlight is a coming of age story that’s rarely seen in cinema. [...]


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It would be absolutely impossible to top the 2003 Christmas classic Bad Santa, and maybe that’s why Bad Santa 2 received a lukewarm response when it hit theaters. That being said, watching bumbling crook Willie Soke (Thornton) team up with his consistently angry sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) for another preposterous caper is definitely worth watching. [...]


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The Monster, a nail-biting thriller and coming of age story directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), was one of last year’s overlooked films. Featuring first rate performances from Zoe Kazan (Olivia Kitteridge) and Ella Ballantine (Anne of the Green Gables), this Ottawa shot production should have you on the edge of your seat.

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One of this year’s most notable Blu-ray releases was Carrie: Collector’s Edition. Any new iteration of Carrie is highly anticipated in the home video market, but this Scream Factory version celebrates the film’s 40th anniversary. Plus, this version is a 4K scan of the original negative, giving more pop and depth to the feature.

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With Christmas just around the corner, one worthy stocking stuffer is the recent Blu-ray release of Pete’s Dragon. The picture is a marked improvement of the 1977 family film, as writer/director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and co-scribe Toby Halbrooks bring a beautifully rendered sensitivity to the proceedings.

Pete [...]


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The irony behind Suicide Squad was that although it was shredded by critics upon its release, the David Ayer (Fury) directed feature was a box office hit, making over $745 million worldwide.  Suicide Squad Extended Cut, out today on Blu-ray, features 11 minutes of extra footage, and one of the added scenes features a [...]


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