On the Shelves

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: War Horse (2011)

War Horse movie poster

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is big and gorgeous in ways that reminds of Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. But while it often delighted my eye, it felt empty. Not even a deep cast of British actors could bring it to emotional life.

New on DVD: The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady movie poster

By now we should be thoroughly inured to Meryl Streep’s transformational abilities. Even so, her Oscar-nabbing performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady comes as a shock.

New on DVD: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Martha Marcy May Marlene movie poster

In Martha Marcy May Marlene writer/director Sean Durkin delivers a moody, almost unbearably creepy look at a survivor of a Manson-type cult. And along the way he gives us a new star: Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the Olsen Twins.

New on DVD: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

The Lincoln Lawyer movie poster

A confession: Matthew McConaughey irritates me in most of his romantic comedy roles. But in The Lincoln Lawyer we get the McConaughey I love. Here he plays Mick Haller, a fatally flawed character who oozes amoral charismatic and oily self-confidence.

New on DVD: Captain America (2011)

Captain America movie poster

Just when it seemed the whole comic book/superhero thing had burnt itself out in a conflagration of too much money and not enough inspiration, along comes Captain America: The First Avenger to make us remember why these movies can be so much fun.