The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2020

There was definitely a paucity of new movie releases last year, with most of the studios holding back their films until the COVID pandemic is over. And the films that have gone straight-to-streaming have been pretty unremarkable. Herewith is out Best of 2020 list, albeit short. And since it was a year of stay-at-home viewing, […]

The Beat Scene: ‘Pull My Daisy’ (1959)

Pull My Daisy (1959) is a short film that typifies the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation; Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It starred poets Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso, artists Larry Rivers (Milo) and […]

‘You Don’t Nomi’ Deconstructs Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’

In 1995, director Paul Verhoeven’s salacious “Showgirls” — a nasty, over-the-top sex-and-sadism filled exploration of the trials and tribulations of a young woman who hitchhikes to Las Vegas to make it as a chorus girl — opened with an NC-17 rating and alienated literally every film critic in the country. The film was trounced in […]

‘Imagine’ This

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO – “IMAGINE” RESTORED & REMIXED FOR CINEMA AUDIENCES WITH ADDITIONAL CINEMA-ONLY EXTRAS IN SPECTACULAR DOLBY ATMOS IN SELECTED THEATERS Official trailer HERE Screening in cinemas Worldwide from September 17 2018 Full cinema list and tickets available now from www.imaginefilmtickets.com New Cinemas Added Daily New York, NY […]

An Angel, a Lady and a Ballplayer

DREAMSVILLE’S WEEK IN DVD Here’s a delightful, often overlooked gem from director Howard Hawks, starring a notoriously suave and daredevil Cary Grant and the always lovely, bewitching Jean Arthur, and featuring Hawks’ penchant for verbal wit and visual craftsmanship. “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939) stars Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she […]

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