A self-taught sociopath becomes an upwardly mobile monster in Dan Gilroy’s gripping character study.
A closer reading of the passage—and pausing—of time in Boyhood
Highlighting New Zealand’s landscape and culture through an elaborate three-camera filming process, two memorable widescreen spectacles—one from Hollywood, the other homegrown, both thought lost for decades—can now finally be revisited on DVD.
New to DVD: John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, plus other silent era discoveries from New Zealand’s nitrate treasure trove.
A closer look at the human spectacle of Paul Thomas Anderson’s striking film.
New to DVD: Benh Zeitlin’s striking New Orleans odyssey.
New to DVD: Son of Charlotte Rampling, Barnaby Southcombe, talks about his directing his debut feature, I, Anna.
New to DVD: Now into its fourth series, Armando Iannucci’s foul-mouthed political satire still bites.
New to DVD: The long-awaited ‘authorised’ biography of a reggae legend.
New to DVD: The gentle comedy of Jacques Tati and the flights of fancy of Sylvain Chomet combine in this devastating, gorgeously animated elegy to the lost arts.
New to DVD: Gillian Armstrong reflects on the making of Love, Lust & Lies and its preceding documentaries—five films spanning more than thirty years which, through the lives of three Adelaide women, chronicle the changes in Australia’s social landscape.
New to DVD: John Clarke’s shrewd Olympic Games satire.
New to DVD: Soft sensibility meets manic technique in this dazzling teen horror romp—a recent addition to the Masters of Cinema catalogue.
New to DVD: The plundering of the John Clarke archives continues.
SAM GASKIN and ALEXANDER BISLEY recap the best and rest in film and DVD: A Serious Man, Sherlock Holmes, An Education, New York, I Love You (Film); Flight on the Conchords: The Complete Second Season, Extras: The Complete Collection, The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season (DVD).
STUART LYNCH and ALEXANDER BISLEY recap the best and rest in film and DVD: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Somersault, Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963, Until Proven Innocent, Soul Men, Notorious, Defiance, The Wrestler (DVD); Cathay Pacific Italian Film Festival 2009, The Strength of Water, Disgrace, District 9 (Film).
Our writers recap the best and rest in film and DVD: The Dark Knight, Snow Angels, 30 Rock—Seasons 1 & 2, Extras—The Special, Persepolis, Cassandra’s Dream. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Damily Guy—Season 7 (DVD); Frost/Nixon, Dean Spanley, Valkyrie, Empties (Film).