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Jim’s Film Website (founded 1997): Reviews

I hope you enjoy these reviews, focused on a select number of pictures of exceptional interest available on DVD. The films include both U.S. and international releases, ranging from classics to recent works. I have also created Websites for three provocative filmmakers/authors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Derek Jarman. Some of these reviews are brief, while others take a more in-depth approach.

New Reviews: Derek Jarman‘s War Requiem — based on Benjamin Britten‘s choral masterpiece, Derek — the new documentary about Jarman by filmmaker Isaac Julien, James Whale’s comedy thriller The Old Dark House, Pasolini‘s horrific masterpiece Salò (new 2-disc special edition from the Criterion Collection), Glitterbox: Derek Jarman x 4, a major collection of features new to DVD: The Angelic Conversation, Caravaggio, Wittgenstein, Blue and Glitterbug; Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Jutzi’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1931), The Films of Kenneth Anger, Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts, Alain Resnais’s Muriel, author Jean Genet’s only film as a director: Un Chant d’Amour, Fassbinder’s Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?, Murnau’s Phantom. New Film Book Review: Niall Richardson’s The Queer Cinema of Derek Jarman, a major new study of Jarman’s films exploring connections to gender, history, and politics.

Coming Soon: reviews of

Glitterbox

Reviews

Begun 1997 / Revised September 3, 2020