On the Shelves

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball movie poster

Moneyball is one of the year’s best films, a thinking person’s sports movie overflowing with humor, drama, terrific characters, drop-dead wonderful dialogue and a low-keyed but absolutely wonderful performance from Brad Pitt.

New on DVD: The Hangover Part II (2011)

The Hangover Part II movie poster

The Hangover Part II isn’t smarter than Bridesmaids and lacks the emotional heft of a truly great comedy like Local Hero or Groundhog Day. But if you’ve got a high threshold for raunch, it’s a hoot.

New on DVD: The Guard (2011)

The Guard movie poster

The Guard, a terrific first-time feature from writer/director John Michael McDonagh, finds Brendan Gleeson dominating every second he’s on screen in a role tailor-made for his imposing physical presence and bullish personality.

New on the DVD Shelves: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love movie poster

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy. But near the end it has a whopper of a reveal. And whether you buy that reveal or regard it as a cheat will pretty much determine how you feel about the movie.

New on DVD: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams movie poster

I practically bawled looking at the Ice Age art on display in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, director Werner Herzog's documentary about France's Chauvet-Pon-d'Arc cave. It is that beautiful and moving.

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