Reviews — July 18

DVD: "Trailer Park Boys"   Book: "Benediction"

Reviews — July 11

DVD: "The Threepenny Opera"   Book: “Mr. Lynch’s Holiday”

Reviews — July 4

DVD: "Wolf of Wall Street"   Book: An Arsonist's Guide to Writer's Homes in New England"

Reviews — June 27

DVD: "Say Anything"   Book: "Alligator"

Reviews — June 20

DVD: "Nebraska"   Book: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"

Reviews — June 13

DVD All the 70th anniversary reminiscences of D-Day last week inspired me to revisit “The Longest Day,” the star-studded 1962 epic produced and directed by Darryl F. Zanuck.  This was ...

Reviews — June 6

DVD: "12 Years a Slave"   Book: "I Thought You Were Dead"

Reviews — May 30

DVDs: "Alice in Wonderland" and "Westworld"

Book: "The Abundance"

Reviews — May 23

DVD: "Freaks and Geeks"   Book" "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat"

Reviews — May 16

DVD I’m probably in the minority on this, but I’ve always kind of liked “Alien 3,” the dark, brooding conclusion to the franchise launched by Ridley Scott in 1977. It’s an ...

Reviews — May 9

DVD Virtually every generation has a chance to see a visionary film released that’s a game-changer. Twenty years ago, I saw one — an epic about bottom-rung gangsters. I saw it with a buddy ...

Reviews — May 2

DVD Robert Altman’s “The Long Goodbye” opens with an amusing seven-minute sequence in which private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliot Gould) attempts to pacify his hungry cat, who is smarter ...

Reviews — April 25

DVD: "Battle in Seattle"   Book: "Gods in Alabama"

Reviews — April 18

DVD “The Gold Rush” is among half a dozen or so essential Charlie Chaplin films, in which he plays his iconic “Little Tramp” character in a story that is filled with iconic moments, ...

Reviews — April 11

DVD: "Hellboy"   Book: "Ranchero"

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