July 18th, 2016
This week, the home market is led by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, at least in terms of box office dollars. It is far from the best in terms of reviews. That’s not to say there are no high quality releases this week. In fact, there are five Pick of the Week contenders, six if you include Belladonna Of Sadness, which came out last week, but the screener arrived late, so the review didn’t get published till the weekend. In the end, I went with To Have and Have Not on Blu-ray as Pick of the Week. However, Orphan Black: Season Four earns the seldom awarded Puck of the Week, as the best Canadian release.
July 16th, 2016
Belladonna of Sadness is a bit of an odd film. It is a Japanese movie based on a French book written in the 1800s and that is reportedly based on real-life witches. The film failed to find an audience during its original release, causing the studio to go bankrupt, but since then, it has developed a cult following and earned plenty of critical praise. Is it worth checking out? Is it too strange for audiences? Or is it an undiscovered gem?
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