All posts by "Kevin Filipski"

Blu-rays of the Week Captain America—Civil War (Marvel) The latest superhero blockbuster (more than $400 million at the U.S. box office) is one of the most bloated yet, with a ...

Blu-rays of the Week A Boy Named Charlie Brown / Snoopy Come Home (CBS) At the height of his comic strip’s popularity—which became even more celebrated with TV specials like ...

Blu-rays of the Week Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Poliuto (Opus Arte) Two recent productions from Glyndebourne—England’s premier summer opera festival—are 200-year-old works that are used to comment on ...

Blu-rays of the Week Ash vs. Evil Dead—Complete 1st Season (Starz) The original Evil Dead movies, which sprayed sophomoric humor and gore all over the screen, became cult items, and ...

Blu-rays of the Week Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Warner Archive) Tennessee Williams’ once-daring Pulitzer Prize-winning play about desperate Maggie the Cat and her uninterested husband Brick was made ...

Blu-rays of the Week Female Prisoner Scorpion—The Complete Collection (Arrow) These four cult films following the travails of Scorpion, who after her time in prison vows to get back at ...

Sure, it’s cheesy and dated, but something about Cats keeps it from becoming wincingly awful: whether it’s the large, lively cast of human felines; the eye-catching direction of Trevor Nunn; ...

Blu-rays of the Week Confirmation (HBO) Although she is front and center as Anita Hill in this alternately rote and involving biopic about the controversial 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings ...

Blu-rays of the Week Barbershop—The Next Cut (Warner Bros) For much of its running time, this quite belated sequel has very little happening: its shaggy-dog plot strands allow its characters ...

Blu-rays of the Week Belladonna of Sadness (Cinelicious) This 1973 animated classic by renowned anime director Eiichi Yamamoto tells a terrifying tale of revenge that’s also quite erotic: its brilliantly ...

Blu-rays of the Week The Adderall Diaries / The Green Room (A24/Lionsgate) Stephen Elliott’s book The Adderall Diaries makes a bumpy transition to film: novice writer-director Pamela Romanowsky can’t balance ...

Blu-rays of the Week Back in the Day (Virgil) This inept mash-up of Rocky and Goodfellas takes the measure of a boxer from the streets who avenges the deaths of ...

Blu-rays of the Week Anesthesia (IFC) In this well-meaning but hopelessly belabored look at the life of a good man who’s been seriously wounded in an attack in front of ...

Blu-rays of the Week Cornbread, Earl and Me / If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium / I’ll Take Sweden (Olive Films) A low-key drama and two farcical travelogues are ...

Blu-rays of the Week Le Amiche (Criterion) Although one of his lesser works, this 1955 melodrama was an important stepping stone for Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni on his way to ...