From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower movie poster

Based on the real experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, The Whistleblower carries a big dose of moral outrage. The film isn’t easy watching, but Rachel Weisz’s performance gives the film a human and humane center.

Program Notes: Lust for Life (1956)

Lust for Life movie poster

Asked to pick his favorite of his movies, Vincente Minnelli always named Lust for Life. You can see why he was drawn to the story of Vincent van Gogh. The painter was all about color. And Minnelli may have had the finest grasp of color of any director of the Technicolor era.

Program Notes: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch movie poster

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is bitterly funny, astonishingly musical, and weirdly emotional. It’s a campy romp that you can hum all the way home. It may be the greatest midnight movie since The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Program Notes: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

The Bad and the Beautiful movie poster
The Bad and the Beautiful is a terrific movie any way you look at it, from the crisp, amazingly fluid black-and-white cinematography to the complex and detailed sound design to the marvelous writing and performances.

New on DVD: Warrior (2011)

The Warrior movie poster

Fight movies tend to follow the same well-worn paths. Happily Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior tosses in a few welcome changeups. And it’s been so well acted that even the familiar somehow seems fresh.