Archive for July, 2014

New on DVD for July 29 – This week’s releases include an exceptional issue containing the preeminent compilation of everything new or old related to a cult TV classic; the most blatant display of artistic licence; and a dramatic look at a serious subject. http://ow.ly/2KRRCq

‘Hercules’ finds its strength in unexpected places – Dwayne Johnson adorns a lion-skin hood in the title role of ‘Hercules,’ which tells the extravagant story of the fabled hero as he battles personal demons and prescribed enemies. http://ow.ly/2KJ4xw

‘A Most Wanted Man’ revives the espionage film’s essentials – In the complex and captivating ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ a German intelligence agent heads a counter-terrorist investigation that embroils an uneducated illegal immigrant. This is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final role as a leading man. http://ow.ly/2KHzRU

NYC cinema comes to Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting retrospectives that spotlight two filmmakers from New York who have influenced independent cinema: Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver. http://ow.ly/2KD4Gu

New on DVD for July 22 – This week’s releases include a witty horror picture; a renowned miniseries from the ‘80s; a movie based on a New York Time’s bestseller; and a missed opportunity. http://ow.ly/2KyvyQ