Category: Movie & DVD Reviews

Togetherness: The Complete First Season (HBO Studios)

Togetherness The Complete First Season (HBO Studios) The Duplass Brothers have turned in some of the most impressive dark indie comedies of the past decade (“The Skelton Twins,” “Safety Not Guaranteed”), but it wasn’t a given that their thoughtful, subtle…

Unreal Season 1 (Lionsgate)

Unreal Season 1 (Lionsgate) Satire has rarely hit so close to the truth as it does with the TV series “Unreal.” The Lifetime series “Unreal” is pitch black comedy/drama skewering the idiocy and obviousness of realty TV dating shows. I…

Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar (MVD Visual)

Adam Ant The Blueblack Hussar (MVD Visual) This compelling doc about 1980s new wave great Adam Ant shares such intimacy that you can’t help but think you’re witnessing something that you shouldn’t be watching. Far from the run-of-the-mill musician documentary…

The Jam: About the Young Idea (Eagle Rock Ent.)

The Jam About the Young Idea (DVD) (Eagle Rock Ent.) I’ve loved the Jam for more than 30 years now. They never get old to me. Over the course of five years Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler changed…

Scorpions: Forever and a Day (Cleopatra/MVD Visual)

Scorpions Forever and a Day (Cleopatra/MVD Visual) The German hard rock mainstays, Scorpions, may not the most commonly namechecked band by young metal groups looking to up their street cred when citing musical influences, but the band has been rattling…

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO)

Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo (HBO) In her first stand-up special since becoming one of the most talked up comedians in decades, Amy Schumer delivers an impressive set. Directed by Chris Rock, someone who clearly understands the pressure Schumer…