Father Figures (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 9th, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

Nope. Still doesn’t work for me. I wanted to give Father Figures a second chance mainly because, even if I didn’t particularly like the movie during my first viewing, I still respected its ambition quite a lot. But the comedy just doesn’t work, undercutting itself and demolishing its potential to entertain at seemingly every turn. What a waste.

Nope. Still doesn’t work for me. I wanted to give Father Figures a second chance mainly because, even if I didn’t particularly like the movie during my first viewing, I still respected its ambition quite a lot. But the comedy just doesn’t work, undercutting itself and demolishing its potential to entertain at seemingly every turn. What a waste.

The Church (1989)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 31st, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

Michele Soalvi’s The Church is absolutely bonkers. Not so much scary as it is gruesomely unhinged, this paranormal possession story of damnation and selfless sacrifice is impossible to forget and even more difficult for genre fanatics to resist.

Michele Soalvi’s The Church is absolutely bonkers. Not so much scary as it is gruesomely unhinged, this paranormal possession story of damnation and selfless sacrifice is impossible to forget and even more difficult for genre fanatics to resist.

Faces Places (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 27th, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

I can’t say Faces Places was the best documentary I saw in 2017, but it is without a doubt one of the more giddily and exuberantly enjoyable motion pictures I’ve had the pleasure to watch in quite some time.

I can’t say Faces Places was the best documentary I saw in 2017, but it is without a doubt one of the more giddily and exuberantly enjoyable motion pictures I’ve had the pleasure to watch in quite some time.

Tom Jones (1963) – Criterion Collection

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 6th, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

Tom Jones is a magnificently entertaining motion picture, and while I’m not one to say it’s quite the masterpiece it was lauded as back in 1963, that does not mean it still isn’t an essential piece of cinema worthy of multiple looks.

Tom Jones is a magnificently entertaining motion picture, and while I’m not one to say it’s quite the masterpiece it was lauded as back in 1963, that does not mean it still isn’t an essential piece of cinema worthy of multiple looks.

The Sect (1991)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 4th, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

Look, a person going into The Sect should hopefully have a pretty good idea of what it is they are in for when they slip this Blu-ray into the player. Soalvi’s films are raw, chaotic, nonsensical and maliciously maniacal in ways that often defy belief.

Look, a person going into The Sect should hopefully have a pretty good idea of what it is they are in for when they slip this Blu-ray into the player. Soalvi’s films are raw, chaotic, nonsensical and maliciously maniacal in ways that often defy belief.

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) – Criterion Collection

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 6th, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

Elevator to the Gallows is a movie that the word “masterpiece” was invented for.

Elevator to the Gallows is a movie that the word “masterpiece” was invented for.

Wish Upon (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 10th, 2017 - Blu-ray and DVD

Wish Upon still features a terrific ending that knocked my socks off a second time but the remaining majority portions equally still proved to be an almost unendurable slog. Even after giving it another chance, great final five minutes aside, there’s precious little here I can honestly recommend.

Wish Upon still features a terrific ending that knocked my socks off a second time but the remaining majority portions equally still proved to be an almost unendurable slog. Even after giving it another chance, great final five minutes aside, there’s precious little here I can honestly recommend.

Wonder Woman (2017) (4K Ultra HD)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 19th, 2017 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD

Wonder Woman is amazing. It is filled with hope. It is filled with compassion. It is filled with kindness and love…Jenkins deserves to be applauded for bringing this hero to the screen right at the very time we needed her most, and as such creates a motion picture deserving of every single box office dollar, plaudit and award that has come its way.

Wonder Woman is amazing. It is filled with hope. It is filled with compassion. It is filled with kindness and love…Jenkins deserves to be applauded for bringing this hero to the screen right at the very time we needed her most, and as such creates a motion picture deserving of every single box office dollar, plaudit and award that has come its way.

The Lost City of Z (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 11th, 2017 - Blu-ray and DVD

James Gray’s The Lost City of Z showcases the talented filmmaker at the very top of his game. Percy Fawcett’s story has energized the director, his fascination with the explorer, as well as author David Grann’s source material, obvious in each and every frame of the film. An extraordinary achievement.

James Gray’s The Lost City of Z showcases the talented filmmaker at the very top of his game. Percy Fawcett’s story has energized the director, his fascination with the explorer, as well as author David Grann’s source material, obvious in each and every frame of the film. An extraordinary achievement.

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