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Blu-ray Review: ‘Le Beau Serge’, ‘Les Cousins’

★★★★★ Jean Baudrillard once said, when evaluating today’s zeitgeist, “All that remains is the fascination for desert-like and indifferent forms, for the very operation of the system that annihilates us.” His position asserts that we have […]

DVD Review: ‘Dead End Drive-In’

★★★☆☆ Resembling a neon-drenched, coming-of-age version of Mad Max (1979), Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Dead End Drive-In (1986) has all the familiar Ozploitation trappings. There’s gratuitous nudity, sporadic bursts of violence and some truly outrageous stunt work (including […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Army of Shadows’

★★★☆☆ The latest addition to the StudioCanal Collection sees the Blu-ray premiere of director Jean-Pierre Melville’s controversial World War II drama Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres, 1969), starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret. Philippe Gerbier […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Scanners’

★★★★☆ Released on Blu-ray for the first time this week courtesy of Second Sight Films (in a stylish steelbook package, no less), David Cronenberg’s cult thriller Scanners (1981) is a near-prefect distillation of the Canadian director’s […]