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Junebug, Henry Darger

Two new arrivals on DVD give a pair of overlooked films a chance to be discovered. Junebug is an understated character piece with extremely well-realized details. Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), the cosmo ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Aaron Fuller

Hustle & Flow

Maybe you didn't see writer-director Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow when it played theatrically because you thought it wasn't your cup of tea. The film, after all, was about a small-time pimp in Memphis ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 David Walker

Sam Peckinpah's Legendary Westerns Collection

Sam Peckinpah's Legendary Westerns Collection brings four of the director's best films to DVD. The centerpiece of the set is a new edition of his masterpiece, The Wild Bunch (1969). The graphic ballet ...   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Nowhere Man: The Complete Series

Honestly, back in 1995 when I first tuned in to watch the pilot episode of the UPN series Nowhere Man, I wasn't expecting much. The main reason I was watching the show was that it was filmed here in P ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 David Walker

The Shield Season Four

If, for some strange reason, you have yet to watch the FX series The Shield, then you haven't seen one of the best television shows of all time (which you should know by now, 'cause I keep saying it). ...   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 David Walker

Holiday Movie Madness

Looking for the last-minute holiday gift ideas or just something to watch over the long weekend? Here are a few suggestions that might work for you.Serenity—The big-screen conclusion to the ill- ...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 David Walker

Richard Pryor—R.I.P.

There's not enough space in this puny column to fit all the things I have to say about Richard Pryor. In fact, there's probably not enough space in this whole newspaper to fit all the things I have to ...   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 David Walker

Punishment Park

Stephen Gaghan's politically charged thriller Syriana (see review, page 55) recalls the films of the late 1960s and 1970s, an era when movies weren't afraid to make bold statements about corruption an ...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 David Walker

Le Samouraï

Director Jean-Pierre Melville amd actor Alain Delon make a killing.

Eight years after theatrical re-release, Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 masterpiece has finally, mercifully, been released on DVD. If that sounds reverential, it's because this movie, and the watching of ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Brian Libby

Open House

If all the hype surrounding Rent has got you all moist and juicy to see a musical about people looking for a place to live, don't waste your time with the big-budget adaptation of the hit play (see re ...   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 David Walker
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