Review Archive: June 2011

Screening the Poor

Early cinema and magic lanterns combine to document the 'Social Question' at the turn of the century.

The Pack

Some impressively stylish horror is diluted by an inconsistent and wavering delivery in Franck Richa...

Harnessing Peacocks

Sir John Mills, Peter Davison and Serena Scott Thomas star in this 1993 TV movie......

Doing Time for Patsy Cline

Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto and Matt day star in this Australian comedy, released on DVD by Crabtree.

Giallo

Dario Argento's return to the genre that made him. John reviews the Lionsgate release...

Siegfried A. Fruhauf: Exposed

Fourteen short films from the Austrian 'found footage' manipulator.

Praise

Sex, drugs and Scrabble in Praise, a grungy love story from Australia, released on DVD by Crabtree Films.

Look at Life: Volume Two - Military

This second collection of British documentary shorts produced in the 60s focuses on the military......

Park Row (MGM LE Collection)

Samuel Fuller's loving tribute to American journalism is now available as a *gasp* DVD-R; clydefro reviews

Faccia a Faccia

Sergio Sollima's great Spaghetti Western comes to UK DVD from Eureka in all its uncut glory....

The Miners' Hymns

The personal and political history of coalmining in the North East of England.

Monogamy

This engrossing relationship drama/voyeuristic slow burn thriller is out now from Oscilloscope

Skin

The first release from new label High Point Home Entertainment.

The Money Trap (Warner Archive)

Glenn Ford is a cop with a bag of money on his mind in this Warner Archive title co-starring Rita Hayworth

Bleach Series 06 Part 02

Time for some Visored training in the latest volume of Bleach. Out today on R2 DVD by Manga UK

The Brothers / Floodtide

Two Scottish-set rarities from British cinema's past.

A Thousand Clowns (MGM LE Collection)

A dated but still delightful Best Picture nominee quietly gets released on DVD-R and is reviewed by clydefro

Early Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa's first six films as a solo director, available now from the BFI.

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (MGM LE Collection)

Wonder Woman sans her super-suit and with an assault weapon, as Lynda Carter stars in this B-level Badlands

Susan Slept Here (Warner Archive)

A brilliant and hilarious comedy by Frank Tashlin in which teen Debbie Reynolds moves in with Dick Powell

Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl

Manoel de Oliveira's latest feature to see British distribution, made at the grand old age of 100.

The Happy Thieves (MGM LE Collection)

Rita Hayworth and Rex Harrison try not to embarrass themselves in this early sixties caper film

Il Posto

Ermanno Olmi's 1961 classic, out now from Mr. Bongo.

Brother

There's bullets, blood, and battle, but also much beauty in Kitano's foray abroad, as Park Circus re...

The Tattooed Stranger (Warner Archive)

Who's the dead girl in Central Park? A pair of cops try to solve a murder in between wisecracks.

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