DVD Review: ‘The Tribe’

★★★★☆ A title card at the beginning of Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s incredible debut feature The Tribe (2014) explains that the entire film is in sign language and there will be no voiceover and no subtitles. For that matter, there will be no audible spoken dialogue. We are immersed in the world Continue Reading


Blu-ray Review: ‘Rashômon’

★★★★★ By now the cultural impact of the classic Rashômon (1950) is well known. It was the film that introduced the world at large to master director Akira Kurosawa and his frequent, infinitely watchable star Toshiro Mifune – and consequently to Japanese cinema as a whole – opening westerners’ eyes Continue Reading