Blu-ray Review: ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’

★★★★★ Jacques Demy’s poignant tale of doomed romanticism, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), is rereleased on Blu-ray this month through StudioCanal. Bold and incredibly vibrant, Demy’s reinvention of the movie musical arrived just as the genre was on the wane in Hollywood, a testament to its timeless appeal and perennial Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Le Week-End’

★★★☆☆ Upholding the current vogue of films both targeted at an older tier of cinemagoers and depicting the romantic ups and downs of characters in their autumn years, Le Week-End (2013) sees director Roger Michell teaming up once more with screenwriter Hanif Kureishi for another witty and jaggedly charming gander Continue Reading