Werner Herzog’s documentary, Into the Abyss, isn’t perfect, but this look into violent crime, the effects on victims families, and death row is still worth renting.
An edge-of-the-seat adventure/thriller set in the Scottish Highlands, A Lonely Place to Die is one of the best films in the genre to come along in a while. Despite the barebones Blu-ray release, this is still a easy one to recommend.
Lena Dunham may have an eye for the lens, but her comedy of privilege results in obnoxious, one-dimensional characters and a vapid story that becomes quickly tiring.
Flypaper takes your bank robbery plot and tries to throw a new twist into it, but ultimately ends up failing even tho MPI’s Blu-ray does feature solid video and audio.
Odd, quirky and just plain weird, Portlandia Season One plainly did nothing for me. While the Blu-ray does feature decent video/audio, I can’t really recommend this to anyone as there are far better series out there.
Alba is splendid in this quirky indie dark comedy, but the film itself fails horribly.
Despite a brilliant performance from Adrien Brody, Wrecked is a thriller that starts strong but fizzles out really quickly.
Todd Solondz’ Life During Wartime revisits the characters from his 1998 success Happiness with an all-new cast with not-so-convincing results, but the beautifully shot film is rendered with the usual Criterion panache in a typically reference release on Blu-ray.
Peep World is like the Arrested Development reunion we hope never happens, with lots of great talent wasted in a mediocre dark comedy that’s simply derivative and trying too hard to be hip.
Natalie Portman is brilliant in this poignant family drama that follows the tragic story of a second wife trying to deal with the death of her infant child while trying to keep her new family together.