DVD Review: ‘Mystery’

★★★☆☆ China’s enfant terrible Lou Ye returns after a five-year government ban on filmmaking with Mystery (2012), a rain-soaked melodrama set against the disconsolate mist of Wuhan’s impetuously erected industrial landscape. Opening with an explosive car crash, Ye’s latest is a tangled wreck of moral impasses and social inspection. Slicing Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Buck’

★★★★☆ Cindy Meehl’s poignant portrait of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, the subject of author Nicholas Evans’ bestselling novel and the 1998 Robert Redford Hollywood movie, wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2011 and is rereleased on DVD this week by Dogwoof after the collapse of Revolver. At Continue Reading