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  • DVD review: Italian neorealism that still resonates

    DVD review: Italian neorealism that still resonates
    Vittorio De Sica may be known to more Americans as an actor than as a director, but from 1947 through 1972 his directing efforts received more acclaim in the U.S. than any other Italian filmmaker save Fellini. “Shoeshine” and “Bicycle Thief” were the first and third winners of the Special Oscar for a foreign film, a loose category that preceded the establishment of the regular foreign film category for a decade.
  • DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces

    DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces
    You don't have to approve of Elia Kazan's testimony before HUAC to recognize his 1954 “On the Waterfront” as a brilliant film, whose influence changed the face of American movies. Somehow both lyrical and hard-edged at the same time, this tale...

    Blu-ray Review: A bit of a 'Titanic' waste

    Blu-ray Review: A bit of a 'Titanic' waste
    There are literally dozens of movies about the Titanic; this 1953 Hollywood version is one of the three best-known (the other two being Roy Ward Baker's “A Night to Remember” and James Cameron's modest little 1997 chamber drama). Like Cameron,...

    DVD Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' falls short on extras

    DVD Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' falls short on extras
    For whatever reason, Martin McDonagh's “Seven Psychopaths” — one of the best films of last year — didn't find its audience. The poster was both blah and misleading, and it probably didn't help that this gun-rich, blood-soaked...

    DVD Review: Old Jackie Chan movie package not very good, but for a good price

    This odd (but pleasantly low-priced) new release might be called "Jackie Chan's Most Uncharacteristic Hits." Both showcase Jackie in almost totally non-comic contexts. By definition then, these are not in the league of the "Police Story," "Project A" or...