DVD Triage: Jiro Dreams of Silent Houses and Deep Blue Seas

So I missed doing last week’s DVD Triage altogether, and what a mistake THAT was. There were a lot of interesting releases last week, compared to a relatively slow week this week. So I thought I’d just quickly list last week’s most interesting releases quickly here before getting into this week’s. Highly Recommended: The Turin Horse,...

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DVD Triage: Margaret and Flynn Have an American Reunion

New Release Pick of the Week Margaret After sitting on a shelf for some eight years, Margaret finally got a very limited release last year, and despite a muddled trailer and mixed reaction, a whole raft of critics have emerged acclaiming it as a masterpiece, albeit a flawed and messy one – this release is a longer and presumably more coherent...

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DVD Triage: Instant to the Rescue!

There is pretty much JACK SHIT in terms of New Releases this week, and not very much of interest in catalog releases, either aside from a few possibly-but-not-really interesting Blu-ray upgrades. So I exercised creative license and moved the Instant Watch section to the top, because they came through with first-of-the-month releases this time, and there are...

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DVD Triage: The Wrath of 21 Artists

Trying a new thing with the title this week, instead of just the boring old date. Kinda silly, but yeah. There are quite a few releases this week, both new and catalog, big name and festival faves. Oscar films are out in force with both The Artist and foreign film nominee Bullhead making their way to DVD and Blu-ray. Meanwhile, Criterion has some tasty new...

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DVD Triage: 19 June, 2012

Sorry about the horrific delay in this column this week! Between big projects at work, my husband’s car being in the shop, and trying to squeeze in some LA Film Fest screenings, my writing time was a bit cramped this week. Also, after lulling me into complacency with very few expirations over the last several weeks, Netflix is expiring a whole slew of...

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DVD Triage: June 12

New Release Pick of the Week Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows I enjoyed the first Sherlock Holmes movie, but in the holiday rush never made it to see the sequel, though I intended to. Perhaps this might be a Redbox opportunity in the near future. After seeing Prometheus, I’m definitely curious to see more Noomi Rapace (though her bits in the trailer for...

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DVD Triage: 5 June 2012

New Release Pick of the Week Breaking Bad: Season 4 I’ve only seen the first season of Breaking Bad myself, but I was incredibly impressed with that season and all the buzz I’ve heard about the subsequent seasons has also been outstanding, so I’m giving the season four set a sight-unseen endorsement. 2012 USA. Creator: Vince Gilligan....

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DVD Triage: 30 May 2012

New Release Pick of the Week We Need to Talk About Kevin One of the most powerful and overwhelming films I’ve seen in a long time, and easily one of the best films of 2011. Tilda Swinton is always amazing, but this is probably her finest work yet, and Lynne Ramsay is definitely a directorial force I hope to hear much more from in the future. 2011 UK....

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DVD Triage: March 22

New Release Pick of the Week Sherlock: Season 2 I’ve only just started watching Sherlock on Netflix Instant, but I’m already totally a fan – great modern approach to the material. Hopefully the DVD release of Season 2 means it’ll hit Instant soon as well. 2012 UK. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves. Other New...

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DVD Triage: 15 May, 2012

Last week I was complaining because there were hardly any releases worth glancing at; this week I opted to put in a second row of highlighted covers because there are a LOT of releases, including a bunch of last year’s festival circuit films that I didn’t want to get lost in the shuffle. Still a slow week on the Instant Watch front, for both new...

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