All posts by "Kevin Filipski"

I’ve never read Larry McMurtry’s novel Terms of Endearment, so I don’t which parts playwright Dan Gordon used for his stage adaptation. But since I know James L. Brooks’ film ...

Blu-rays of the Week Citizen Kane—75th Anniversary (Warner Bros) Rightly celebrated as The Great American Movie, Orson Welles’ towering debut remains a remarkable cinematic achievement, with an innovative narrative structure ...

Blu-rays of the Week The Durrells in Corfu—Complete 1st Season (PBS) In this breezily entertaining Masterpiece series, a widow, Louisa, and her four unruly children decide to leave stuffy old ...

Blu-rays of the Week) )Body Snatchers (Warner Archive) Abel Ferrara’s 1993 “reboot” of Invasion of the Body Snatchers adds a further level of paranoia by involving the U.S. military—but this ...

Blu-rays of the Week Alice Through the Looking Glass (Disney) This belated sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton-directed smash can’t hold a candle to the original, mainly because director James ...

Blu-rays of the Week Beowulf (ITV) This ten-part, eight-hour mini-series “reboots” the Old English classic for the binge-watch generation, with impressive production values comprising first-rate costumes, sets and photography, and ...

Blu-rays of the Week Les Cowboys (Cohen Media) In screenwriter Thomas Bidegain’s auspicious directorial debut, a teenager girl’s disappearance takes over the lives of her father and younger brother, disrupting ...

Blu-rays of the Week Banshee—Complete 4th Season (Cinemax) The final season of this ultraviolent crime drama doesn’t really pick up steam until the fourth episode, when Eliza Dishku appears as ...

Blu-rays of the Week Central Intelligence (Warner Bros) Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team up for this latest “odd couple” comedy about high school chums who get together 20 years ...

Blu-rays of the Week Beauty and the Beast—25th Anniversary Edition (Disney) Disney’s best animated feature since its late ‘80s renaissance, this 1991 classic has hummable songs, glorious visuals and a ...

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 ...