DVD Review: The Hollywood Sound

For all you lovers of Golden Age film music, have I got a DVD for you! THE HOLLYWOOD SOUND is a concert (well, a recording session), a history lesson, a film lesson, a music lesson, but most of all it’s an entertaining look at the birth of modern film music. The 1995 film (originally aired… More

The Diary of Anne Frank

DVD Review: The Diary of Anne Frank

For the 50th anniversary of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959), 20th Century Fox has rereleased the film on DVD and for the first time on Blu-ray. Since I have yet to make the leap to Blu-ray, this review will cover the DVD release. Whether on the page, on stage, or onscreen, the story of Anne… More

The City

DVD Review: The City

Year by year our cities grow more complex and less fit for living. The age of rebuilding is here. We must remould our old cities and build new communities better suited to our needs. So begins the 1939 documentary THE CITY. First shown at the 1939 World’s Fair, THE CITY was created by the American Institute of… More

The Reader

DVD Review: The Reader

Guilt. Judgment. Love. Sexuality. Morality. Betrayal. These are the issues and emotions at the heart of THE READER (2008), newly released on DVD. Kate Winslet won a well-deserved Oscar as Hanna Schmitz, a former concentration camp guard who harbors her own shameful secret. David Kross plays the teen who has an affair with her and holds… More