Mike’s Picks: ‘At the Drive-In’ and ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’

At the Drive-In

MVD, Documentary, $19.95 DVD, NR.2017.
Filmmaker Alexander Monelli’s At the Drive-In is such an affectionate doc about one community’s approach to cinemania that it has potential to become a fan favorite, though I suspect it already is one to those who’ve seen it.
Extras: There are three voiceover commentaries, 17 minutes of outtakes and a Q&A session with principals from a showing of this doc at a Yonkers Alamo Draft House.
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The Whole Town’s Talking

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Comedy, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur.
1935.
The Whole Town’s Talking is more obscure than it ought to be, and in addition to being a rare John Ford comedy against a backdrop contemporary to its filming — it’s a Ford mistaken-identity comedy movie that plays like a Frank Capra vehicle, and there are reasons for that.
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