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Ken Korman Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

The most surprising Oscar winner for Best Picture in decades, Crash (Lionsgate; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras ••½) has a couple of secret weapons that quietly recommended it to members of the Academy. First, it captures the true look and feel of Los Angeles, where the majority of Oscar voters live.

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Mel Neuhaus Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

The greatest kaleidoscopic experience without the benefit of hallucinogens, the terrific six-disc Busby Berkeley Collection (Warner; Movies ••••½, Picture/Sound ••••½, Extras ••••) has five of the choreography genius's best-known works: Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade (1933), Dames (1934), Gold Diggers of 1935

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Josef Krebs Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Anniversary Edition Paramount
Movie ••••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
The 2001 DVD
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Al Griffin Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

David Lean's 1970 epic Ryan's Daughter (Warner; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••••) gets the grand treatment in this two-disc special edition. Sourced from restored 65mm picture elements, the 2.2:1 transfer is consistently crisp, revealing every crag in stone houses.

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I hadn't watched Ron Howard's <I>Apollo 13</I> in years- probably since the first DTS DVD release in the late 90s. It's extraordinary that this movie remains so riveting- nerve wracking even- so long after seeing it for the first time, and having gone into that first viewing knowing how the story ends! The filmmaking, the performances, the effects, the attention to every technical detail, everything is top notch and about as good as it gets from big-time Hollywood filmmaking. A great, compelling movie, and capsule in time of one of America's most riveting real-life dramas. This is what used to be "reality TV" back in the day!

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Ken Korman Posted: Apr 06, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••
The initial setup may suggest a classic British whodunit in the Agat
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Rad Bennett Posted: Apr 04, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound ••••½ Extras •••½
The second disc of this two-disc
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Warner
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••½ Extras ••½
Fifty years after its release, Vincente Minnelli's
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Sony
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••½
In director Wong Kar-Wai's sumptuous and melancholy f
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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Sony
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••½ Extras ••½
In Ingmar Bergman's 1973 "hit" Scenes from
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Ken Korman Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Lions Gate
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
Writer/director Andrew Niccol's Lord of Wa
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Ken Korman Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Warner
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras
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Rad Bennett Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
Hill Street Blues Season 1 20th Century Fox
Series •••½ Picture/Sound •••
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Ken Korman Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
New Line
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••
What do you get when you put a mainstream Hollywood tale of retribution in
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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments

Like John Ford, Sam Peckinpah was a rambunctious, self-destructive, cinematic poet who idolized the American West. His work is generally discussed in terms of graphic violence, sadism, and perversion, and these aberrant forms of human behavior do appear throughout his work.

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