| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:01 PM
In opening arguments on Tuesday, the attorney for a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee said his client was unfairly fired for his religious beliefs amid bogus claims from co-workers that he was harassing them about “intelligent design,”...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Fox is releasing this sort-of-comedy from Alexander Payne (“Citizen Ruth,” “About Schmidt”) — which won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and was nominated in several other categories — on both DVD and Blu-ray. If you'...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
We're about three weeks away from the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, so it makes perfect sense that Criterion is putting out new Blu-rayand DVD releases of the 1958 “A Night to Remember,” almost simultaneously with James Cameron'...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:43 PM
This strange film from Lars von Trier (“Breaking the Waves,” “Dogville”), which topped my favorites list for 2011, is now available on Blu-ray disc and DVD. It's an impossible movie to categorize sensibly: One can call it “...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Noel Coward was the great renaissance man of British culture, so it's not surprising to see him listed in the opening credits of the 1942 “In Which We Serve” as producer, star, composer and director. But, not really comfortable with cinema, he...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The latest in Shout Factory's Roger Corman series compiles four movies from the early ‘70s — “Private Duty Nurses” (1971), “Night Call Nurses” (1972), “The Young Nurses” (1973) and “Candy Stripe...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Count me among those who consider David Lynch's “Blue Velvet” to be the greatest American film of the 1980s. (Sorry, “Raging Bull,” better luck next time.) There was a passable DVD release in 2000 and a much better “Special...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:37 PM
”Three Colors: Blue, White, Red” (Criterion Collection, Blu-ray, 3 discs, $79.95; DVD, 4 discs, $59.95)
Following the international success of his extraordinary “Double Life of Veronique” (also available on Blu-ray and DVD from...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:12 PM
With all due respect to Stanley Kubrick's excellent “Lolita,” Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 English-language version of Vladimir Nabokov's “Despair” remains the greatest big-screen Nabokov adaptation. (Hiring Tom Stoppard to...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Released two months ago amid no flurry of any sort, “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” is a fine example of young talent — in this case, director/co-writer Eli Craig — finding yet one more way to freshen up a seemingly exhausted genre. The...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:54 PM
When Ernst Lubitsch's comedy about a Bohemian menage a trois was released in 1933, it took a lot of heat for its lack of fidelity to Noel Coward's original stage play. Screenwriter Ben Hecht boasted that he had retained only one line of dialogue from...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010.
Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...