RT on DVD: Oliver's W, Spike's St. Anna, and My Name is Bruce!
Plus Thai kickboxing's female answer to Tony Jaa, Giancarlo Esposito's directorial debut, and more.
5. Blindness -- 40%
A city-wide epidemic mysteriously leaves the population without sight --- save for one woman (Julianne Moore) --- in Blindness, the latest film from Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener). As in his previous films, Meirelles tells a story of human conflict in a strikingly visual manner; that story, however, was too bleak and muddled for many critics. Although this allegory fell short of the freshness mark, the dynamics of post-apocalyptic society and the social cannibalism of Lord of the Flies may appeal to fans of science fiction. An hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary and deleted scenes bolster the DVD, which lacks what would have been an intriguing commentary track.
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