• The Crown: Season One

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Sony Pictures; Drama; $45.99 DVD, $55.99 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Jared Harris, John Lithgow. The excellent first season of Netflix’s “The Crown” highlights the often tumultuous lives of Britain’s royal family and their role in a government that has no practical need for them yet … Continue reading “The Crown: Season One”

  • Gidget

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Available via ScreenArchives.com; Twilight Time; Comedy; $29.95 Blu-ray; Not rated. Stars Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, James Darren, Arthur O’Connell. In terms of recent Twilight Time Blu-ray releases, my eyes have been more naturally gravitating toward Sayonara and Captain From Castile, big-scale productions whose substantial bankrolls easily financed stunner looks — the kind that … Continue reading “Gidget”

  • Junior Bonner

    BLU-RAY REVIEW: Kino Lorber; Drama; $19.99 DVD, $29.99 Blu-ray; Rated ‘PG.’ Stars Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson, Joe Don Baker. To hear a welcome barrage of familiar Sam Peckinpah experts accurately tell it as part of Kino’s ample-plus Blu-ray bonus features, not many moviegoers were waiting for Junior Bonner in 1972 at … Continue reading “Junior Bonner”