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A is for Autism

Anthony Nield has reviewed the Region 2 release of A is for Autism. At only eleven minutes long this animated short is fairly inauspicious but also a quite remarkable achievement in its efforts to detail the titular condition.

À l'Aventure

Following Secret Things and Exterminating Angels, Jean-Claude Brisseau concludes his trilogy of mystical explorations of female sexuality. Noel Megahey reviews Axioms DVD release.

A ma soeur!

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 0 release of A ma soeur!, a typically forthright study of sexual awakening from director Catherine Breillat, released on a decent disc from Tartan that's unfortunately been cut by the BBFC.

A Nos Amours

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 1 release of A Nos Amours, a key film in the career of director Maurice Pialat, which introduced Sandrine Bonnaire to the screen. Criterion's two-disc release is exemplary.

A Nos Amours

Mike Sutton updates Gary Couzens' review of Maurice Pialat's powerful drama with a look at the recent Masters of Cinema R2 DVD release.

A Wedding

Mike Sutton takes a look at Second Sight's Region 0 release of Robert Altman's underrated "A Wedding". This ambitious and often very funny black comedy receives an adequate DVD release.

A Woman In Winter

Space, love, mathematics, ghosts and an exploding star all collide in this dreamy film from director Richard Jobson...

A-1

Courtesy of YesAsia.com, Michael Sunda has taken a look at A-1, a star-studded thriller focusing on suspicious goings-on in a Hong Kong newspaper corporation.

The A-Team: The Complete Second Season

"In 1972 a crack commando unit was send to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit..." If only real life came equipped with such thrilling introductions...

The A-Team: The Complete Third Season

Fortitious timing given the recent and well-received showing of Bring Back...The A-Team...

The A-Team: The Complete Fourth Season

This last-but-one season of the A-Team sees Boy George, Hulk Hogan and Isaac Hayes joining up with the gang, Murdock on Wheel Of Fortune and their capture and return to Vietnam!

The A-Team: The Complete Fifth Season

The A-Team under trial? Back from Vietnam once again and in front of a military court, the A-Team are looking at the firing squad. Back into the Los Angeles underground or General Stockwell's secretive black ops team?

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of A. I. Artificial Intelligence. A once-in-a-lifetime combination of Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielbergproduces a flawed masterpiece, which is presented on a disc that,unfortunately, doesn't quite do the film justice.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of A. I. Artificial Intelligence. A magnificent, under-appreciated sci-fi epic from Steven Spielberg that pays homage to Kubrick and manages to be breathtaking with it. The DVD is virtually similar to the Region 1 version other than the omission of DTS.

A.K.A. Cassius Clay

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 2 release of A.K.A. Cassius Clay, a bizarre yet entertaining biography of Muhammed Ali released in 1970,.

Aalavandhan

A criminal psychopathic escapes from prison to kill his brother's wife. Without medication he is subjected to terrifying hallucinations. Kamal Hassan stars in one of the most spectacular and expensive movies in Tamil cinema history.

Aaltra

Two feuding neighbours set off to Finland on wheelchairs to find the company whose farm equipment was responsible for them losing the use of their legs. Noel Megahey reviews this Belgian comedy released on DVD in the UK by Bluebell Films.

Aardman Classics

Colin Polonowski has reviewed the Region 2 DVD release of Aardman Classics...

Aardman's Darkside

With Halloween upon us Anthony Nield takes a look at the darker side of Aardman's animations. Or should that be their more juvenile side...?

The Abandoned

A woman returns to her Russian homeland, but soon unearths some terrible truths about her past in Momentum's latest horror acquisition. Available to own from May 19th.

Abba: The Movie

Abba’s popularity still endures and Lasse Hallström’s film shows why, with live footage and a fictional device that allows for a behind the scenes look at hysteria surrounding the band’s legendary March 1977 tour of Australia.

Abhijan (Masters of Cinema)

Eureka’s Masters of Cinema present a restored edition of Satyajit Ray’s 1962 film, available for the first time on DVD in the West. A simple morality tale of a humble taxi driver seeking to regain his position and status in society, Ray’s artistry makes the film something greater.

Abigail's Party

It's the time of year for a party, so let's go to Beverley and Don's at Number 13. Theme: Seventies. Gary Couzens reviews the Region 2 release of Mike Leigh's classic black comedy Abigail's Party.

The Abominable Dr Phibes

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Abominable Dr Phibes.

About A Boy

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of About A Boy. The Nick Hornby novel has been brilliantly adapted to screen by the Weitz Brothers, and features a fine soundtrack by Badly Drawn Boy and an excellent central performance from Hugh Grant.

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