dvd doubleback

Even I can’t see everything. Thankfully, I usually manage to catch up from the comfort of my couch, and sometimes I have a few thoughts on what I’m watching at home. All titles in this section are watched on disc or on-demand, no ratings are assigned.

THE JUDGETHE JUDGE

THE JUDGE

Something of a throwback lands an Oscar nomination, leading a lot of people to wonder: "Huh?"

Something of a throwback lands an Oscar nomination, leading a lot of people to wonder: "Huh?"
IN YOUR EYESIN YOUR EYES

IN YOUR EYES

There's nothing like going back to the early stuff to show you how much a writer has grown.

There's nothing like going back to the early stuff to show you how much a writer has grown.
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLORBLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Opening the door to a film that's been travelling for almost one year, and sorting through all the baggage it has picked up.

Opening the door to a film that's been travelling for almost one year, and sorting through all the baggage it has picked up.
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLERLEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

What to do when something moving and nuanced is counterweighted with heavy-handedness and caricature?

What to do when something moving and nuanced is counterweighted with heavy-handedness and caricature?
DRINKING BUDDIESDRINKING BUDDIES

DRINKING BUDDIES

Pour a glass and meet two friends...who are maybe more than friends...but might be better off staying friends.

Pour a glass and meet two friends...who are maybe more than friends...but might be better off staying friends.
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORYPARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY

PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY

Once in a very long while, a film can come along and change a lot of people's minds and hearts. One film series has had three such films, and this third time out, the case is more convincing than its ever been.

Once in a very long while, a film can come along and change a lot of people's minds and hearts. One film series has had three such films, and this third time out, the case is more convincing than its ever been.
A BETTER LIFEA BETTER LIFE

A BETTER LIFE

This is why I chase down Oscar nominees.

This is why I chase down Oscar nominees.
MARGIN CALLMARGIN CALL

MARGIN CALL

Sometimes you watch a movie and you say "Yeah, I can see why that got an Oscar nomination. This was one of those times.

Sometimes you watch a movie and you say "Yeah, I can see why that got an Oscar nomination. This was one of those times.
WARRIORWARRIOR

WARRIOR

What happens when Baz and Bane play brothers who are both MMA fighters? Exactly what you'd guess would happen.

What happens when Baz and Bane play brothers who are both MMA fighters? Exactly what you'd guess would happen.