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3/10/2008 at 2:50 p.m.
Kiki & Herb Classics Come to DVD. Bonus: Blasphemy!
Dissolute songstress Kiki and her loyal piano man, Herb, have terrorized New York nightclubs in a deeply charming way for fifteen years, but this is (probably) the first time you’ll have them in your living room.
3/10/2008 at 2:00 p.m.
You’ve Heard of This ‘No Country For Old Men,’ Yeah?
The first nine-tenths of Joel and Ethan Coen’s
No Country for Old Men is the best thing they’ve ever done, with the possible exception of The Big Lebowski as seen for the third time, stoned
3/3/2008 at 5:15 p.m.
‘Forbidden Hollywood’: Pre-Code Flicks to Make You Blush
This set, the second in a series, collects five more features starring loose women, wannabe child murderers, gold diggers, and gangsters.
2/19/2008 at 4:27 p.m.
The Best Documentary Oscar Forgot: ‘Terror’s Advocate’
And you thought the Roger Clemens hearings were tense: Barbet Schroeder’s rabbit-hole dive into the world of ego-tripping war-criminal defender Jacques Vergès is a dizzying portrait of the lawyer as a heretical hero.
2/19/2008 at 2:00 p.m.
The Wickedly Sexy Helen Mirren You Haven't Seen
We adore the young, wickedly sexy Helen Mirren seen in this collection of her breakthrough made-for-TV flicks, filmed between 1974 and 1982.
2/13/2008 at 4:45 p.m.
Filmmaker Peter Greenaway’s Slightly Insane High Art
Peter Greenaway’s newly released first two major films sum up the man’s classical composition and off-the-wall wit and symbolism.
2/8/2008 at 4:45 p.m.
Firsthand Accounts of Landing ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’
Kids still want to be astronauts, right?
2/4/2008 at 4:14 p.m.
Brad Pitt Has a Sweet Supporting Cast in ‘Jesse James’
In Andrew Dominik’s long, melancholy biopic, the James gang steals the show: Paul Schneider, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Garret Dillahunt, and a fantastic Sam Shepard surround Pitt as a kind of perverse band of brothers.
1/30/2008 at 4:40 p.m.
Ironically, Bill Murray Never Repeated This Performance
The greatest Bill Murray movie of all time is out on DVD — not, poetically enough, for the first time, but now in the form of a fifteenth-anniversary edition that includes deleted scenes, a making-of doc, and, most crucially, a special feature on marmots.
1/29/2008 at 1:00 p.m.
‘Life of Brian’ Returns for All the Faithful—and Unfaithful
The story of Brian, who is born in the manger next to Jesus Christ, isn’t even blasphemous!
1/28/2008 at 4:00 p.m.
The Other American Gangster Tells It Like It Was, for Real
Mark Levin's fascinating film is practically a how-to business disc, in which Nicky Barnes philosophizes at length on the art and science of slinging powder.
1/25/2008 at 4:30 p.m.
The Sippy Cups, Live From Your Living Room
Move that coffee table, pull the rug out, and make sure he's got something on his feet besides socks — this live DVD will have him pogo-ing.
1/23/2008 at 2:30 p.m.
John Frankenheimer: Film Paranoia at Its Finest, Wackiest
John Frankenheimer was a trendsetting architect of the paranoid style in American cinema.
1/23/2008 at 12:30 p.m.
‘Girls Next Door’ Reveal Themselves As Truly Compelling
Hardy T&A seekers have surely discovered that this chronicle of the lives of Hugh Hefner’s blonde brood is actually all about character development.
1/22/2008 at 4:35 p.m.
‘The Hunting Party’ Does Morgan Spurlock One Better
In this madcap globalization satire a team of men set out to catch Radovan Karadžić, the former Serb politician wanted for war crimes.
1/18/2008 at 12:45 p.m.
Which Episode of ‘Seinfeld’ Should Eli Watch Before He Loses to the Packers?
Now that Jerry's sent a complete set of DVDs to Eli, which should he watch?
1/14/2008 at 4:15 p.m.
‘She’s Gotta Have It’: Now Get It on DVD
Twenty-two years later, Spike Lee’s sweaty indie sex comedy has finally hit video.
1/8/2008 at 4:30 p.m.
Director’s-Cut DVD Does Justice to the Ravishing ‘Zodiac’
David Fincher has now released an Oscar-friendly two-disc director’s cut that includes all those extras missing from the first editionplus commentary from Fincher, Gyllenhaal, and Downey.
12/17/2007 at 4:20 p.m.
“Balls of Fury” made worthwhile by Christopher Walken.
This film is redeemed by another bizarre, must-see performance from Christopher Walken, whose evil, chinoiserie-clad table-tennis tyrant makes for a master class in camp.
12/11/2007 at 4:25 p.m.
At least the striking writers gave us season three of ‘Lost.’
Fall back on the episodes of
Lost that corrected many of season two’s flaws.