On the Shelves

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Jeff Who Lives at Home (2011)

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Jeff Who Lives at Home is a pleasantly meandering effort that exhibits more genuine soul than any comedy since Bill Forsythe’s sublime Local Hero back in 1983.

New on DVD: The Devil’s Double (2011)

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By all rights, Dominic Cooper’s performance in last year’s The Devil’s Double should have turned this journeyman Brit actor into a major star. That it didn’t just proves once again the injustices of a life in Hollywood.

New on DVD: Safe House (2012)

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Safe House is a spy movie about one guy’s attempts to survive while exposing a conspiracy within the CIA and offers Denzel Washington in award-winning charmy/scary mode.

New on DVD: Act of Valor (2012)

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As drama, Act of Valor is no great shakes. But as a docudrama of how America’s most elite fighting force goes about its dangerous business, it's pretty awesome - as authentic a recreation of covert action as we’ll ever see on a movie screen.

New on DVD: John Carter (2012)

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For fans of sword-and-sorcery fiction, John Carter has long been a sort of cinematic Holy Grail. Now it's here, courtesy of Disney. It’s got eye candy out the wazoo, but it's a leaden thing marked by an embarrassingly inadequate lead performance.