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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- No Score Yet

Butley (1974)

"Alan Butley gives an astounding performance in Simon Gray's scathing British satire, elevating it way above Harold Pinter's mediocre direction." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 15, 2013
A- 90%

Blackmail (1929)

"Hitchcock's first sound film was a resounding artistic and commercial success, announcing motifs that would preoccupy him for the rest of his career." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
A- 83%

Cold Comfort Farm (1996)

"Too bad that Schlesinger's 1994 satire of British mores and morals, with star turns by Kate Beckinsale and Ian McKellen, never found an audience upon theatrical release." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 3, 2013
C 30%

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

"Poorly executed prequel, uninvolving on any level" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Aug 25, 2012
C+ 48%

Bamboozled (2000)

"Second viewing on DVD of Lee's satire reveals his goals in a clearer way, now that selective elements of black culture have been appropriated, festihized, and emulated by white society." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jun 29, 2012
B 60%

Humoresque (1946)

"This well acted noirish melodrama, especially by John Garfield, boasting great Oscar nominated score, holds up quite well." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Apr 23, 2012
A 92%

Boogie Nights (1997)

"One of the quintessential works of the New American Independent Cinema of the late 1990s, which gets better and better as time goes by, as the DVD demonstrates." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Apr 8, 2012
B+ 88%

Titanic (1997)

"There's always been a gap between the level of technology and level of storytelling of Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster, and the conversion into 3D maintains that disparity, emphasizing the epic's spectacle" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Apr 3, 2012
A 100%

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

"One of Preminger two or three masterpieces and one of the best courtroom dramas Hollywood has ever made." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 17, 2012
B+ 100%

A Star Is Born (1937)

"The 2011 Kino edition includes the original theatrical trailer, wardrobe tests for Janet Gaynor and other specials." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 17, 2012
B 96%

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

"The movie has not aged well--it's too preachy and didactic--but twenty years ago, when it came out, it was a major event, both culturally and artistically." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 15, 2012
A 94%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"The Blue-ray 25th anniversary of David Lynch's 1986 small-town mystery drama reaffirms its status as his most fully realized picture--his personal masterpiece and a highlight of the New American Cinema." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Nov 10, 2011
A 96%

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

"This wrenching moral and social portrait of loss and violation represents another highlight of the New Romanian Cinema." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Nov 7, 2011
A- 87%

Calle 54 (2001)

"The DVD of this great Latin Jazz docu is much more than a performance film, with additional footage, expended interviews, and commentary by jazz historians." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Aug 20, 2011
B- 66%

She's So Lovely (1997)

"No doubt, the movie would have been better if were directed by John Cassavetes, who wrote the script, rather than his son." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jul 22, 2011
A 98%

Badlands (1974)

"It's worth revisiting the 1974 stunning debut of cinema poet Terrence Malick in this DVD version" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted May 16, 2011
A 96%

The Birds (1963)

"A must-see DVD of Hitchcock's great film, with commentary and docus that illuminate the making of this classic." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Apr 23, 2011
A- 91%

Stand by Me (1986)

"The 25th anniversary of Bob Reiner's film again shows why the film has become a classic on childhood, and it lso pays tribute to the talent of the late and great River Phoenix." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 17, 2011
A 99%

Taxi Driver (1976)

"This DVD Limited Collector Edition of Scorsese's 1976 masterpiece contains many bonus features, such as docu about the making of the film, analysis of themes of alientaion and loneliness, interviews with Scorsese, star De Niro and writer Paul Schrader" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 12, 2011
A 95%

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

"The 2007 two disc Collector's Edition includes discussion of the war movie genre and illuminating interviews with writer Carl Foreman and director J. L. Thompson." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 11, 2011
A 95%

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

"The 35th anniversary edition of this great film contains many bonuses, such as original trailer, deleted scenes, new interview with producer Michael Douglas, and a wonderful segment called Completely Cuckoo with fascinating details about behind the scenes" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2011
B+ 94%

An Education (2009)

"The DVD of the Oscar nominated feature includes poignant interviews with the director and actress Carrey Mulligan, who became a star after this film." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2011
B+ 81%

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

"The 45th anniversary edition contains invaluable docus, featurettes, and interviews with director Lean and stars Julie Christie and Omar Shariff and more" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2011
A 97%

Raging Bull (1980)

"The 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition contains many special featurettes. Scorsese's 1980 film is an American masterpiece than even he doesn't make anymore." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Dec 30, 2010
B+ 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"Among other special features of the Blu-ray DVD version, Sam Mendes' commentary is truly intelligent and illuminating." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Aug 21, 2010
A 78%

The Butcher Boy (1997)

"Neil Jordan's most startlingly original, emotionally disturbing, and technically accomplished film, sort of a career summation." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Aug 16, 2010
C 27%

Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

"Sandra Bullock, before becoming a star, is stuck in a romantic comedy that tries too hard to be cute, but the humor is glib and the direction pedestrian." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 12, 2010
B+ 83%

Avatar (2009)

"Marvelous spectacle for the eyes and ears, with state of the art visual and sound effects" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Dec 11, 2009
C- 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"This clunky, silly prequel, in which every chapter represents another genre, does not even make an effort to have balance between story and spectacle, characters and special effects." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Dec 7, 2009
A 89%

Easy Rider (1969)

"The 40th anniversary DVD of the 1969 seminal road movie contains several specials, including illuminating commentary from star-director Dennis Hopper." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Oct 29, 2009
A 95%

Z (1969)

"The newe October (2009) DVD contains new, remarkable interviews with director Costa Gavras and ace cinematographer Raoul Coutard." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Oct 23, 2009
A 95%

An American in Paris (1951)

"The DVD edition, which includes Minnelli's other Oscar-winner, Gigi, contains many invaluable extras, docus and behind the scenes of this landmark musical based on Gershwin glorious music." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Sep 14, 2008
C+ 35%

Vantage Point (2008)

"In the 2-disc DVD, helmer Pete Travis discusses the movies that inspired him, such as the Bourne franchise and The French Connection, and there is a nice featurette, a digital copy that you can download onto a laptop or PS3." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jul 6, 2008
A- 96%

Risky Business (1983)

"The 25th anniversary edition (in blue-ray and high-definition) contains commentary by star Cruise, director's final cut of the last scene, and other useful docus." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jul 1, 2008
C+ 47%

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

"The deleted scenes, docu of filmmaking, and commentary don't add much to this disappointing effort by Wong Kar Wai to make an English speaking film--and a road movie at that; all his special qualities (mood, color) are missing." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jun 24, 2008
B+ 100%

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

"Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this highly entertaining prison drama, which contains one of Paul Newman's most celebrated roles, the DVD edition includes commentary by Newman, a docu about the making of the cult movie, and other specials." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted May 27, 2008
A- 88%

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

"In this 2-disc Edition (40 anniversary), there are many extras from docu about the real criminals to interviews with participants like co-writer Benton who talks about the "ballet of death" to Beatty's wardrobe fittings and actresses considered for Bonnie" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 28, 2008
A 93%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"Second viewing of the Coens' Oscar-winner is just as impressive as the first, and what makes the commentary interesting is how different labels are applied to their mataphysical Western, all the way from "horror" film (per Tommy Lee Jones) to dark comedy" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 21, 2008
B 64%

Dan in Real Life (2007)

"The DVD of this middling serio comedy includes outtakes and deleted scenes, commentary from helmer Hedges describing Carell as blessed with "Chekhovian sadness" and hidden video footage that reveals the lead man as perfectionist, asking for more takes" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 21, 2008
B+ 84%

The Ice Storm (1997)

"Marking its 10th anniversary, the 2-disc Criterion Collection contains commentary from director Ang Lee who depicts his satire as a "disaster" film, and new interviews with actors like Elijah Wood, who feels the movie lingers with you and is uncomfortable" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 15, 2008
C 37%

August Rush (2007)

"When a movie is as disappointing and simplistic as this family melodrama, showing deleted scenes in the DVD edition (March 2008) only exposes more the film's shortcomings." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 8, 2008
D 20%

Bobby Deerfield (1977)

"A second look at this film reaffirms the first reading, that it's simply dreadful. Among the DVD specials is a preview of Pacino's new thriller 88 Minutes and a ticket to see the film, which opens April 11." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 1, 2008
A 91%

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

"Gregory Peck delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a righteous lawyer in one of the best American films of the 1960s, a Depression-era chronicle of race, prejudice, and justice--and coming of age." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 1, 2008
B- 81%

...And Justice for All (1979)

"The DVD (which also includes Bobby Deerfield) contains interviews with director Norman Jewison and writer Barry Levinson, deleted scenes, a preview and free ticket for Pacino's new thriller, 88 Minutes, which Sony will release in mid-April." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Mar 1, 2008
B 72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"Slapped with NC-17 and mixed to negative reviews, Lee's erotic espionage was a commercial flop, but it's worth viewing the film now available in two DVD versions, NC-17 and R; too bad there is only one extra, a mini docu about the making of the picture" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 29, 2008
C 69%

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

"Among the DVD's special featurettes is a walking tour that takes you behind the scenes of the production, which was shot in India, but overall the commentaries offer few insights into director Wes Anderson's sensibility or style of working." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 22, 2008
C+ 52%

Margot at the Wedding (2007)

"Baumbach's serio-comedy was artistic and commercial flop but the DVD gives a second chance to examine the work of a gifted still evolving indie helmer, plus commentary from him and lead lady and wife Jennifer Jason Leigh and the film's theatrical trailers" ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 18, 2008
B+ 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

"The DVD's best feature is illuminating commentary of helmer-writer Ben Affleck and partner Aaron Stockard about efforts to make an authentic film by shooting in Dorchester and Roxbury and not to reveal too many clues early on about the central mystery." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 8, 2008
B- 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"The DVD edition has only one extra, the routine making-of-docu, perhaps a function of low budget. Too bad that writer-director Jeffrey Blitz doesn't offer his commentary, using the sense of humor he showed in his DVD for his docu Spellbound." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 1, 2008
A 100%

Fury (1936)

"The DVD, part of Warner's Controversial Films (Advise and Consent, Bad Day at Black Rock). contained illuminating commentary from writer-director Peter Bogdanovich and interview with the film's genius helmer Fritz Lang." ‐EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 14, 2008
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