Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in Theaters:

Encanto (2021) Disney’s latest animated feature is the tale of a Colombian family residing in a magic house, the Encantro of the film’s title. Stephanie Beatriz and John Leguizamo contribute voices.

House of Gucci (2021) Ridley Scott’s latest is a restaging of events in the lives of those inside the famed Italian fashion house. Lady Gaga and Jared Leto star in the 138-minute film.


Lady Gaga in House of Gucci

New to Disc:


Heaven Can Wait (1978) The Oscar nominated remake of A Guy Named Joe, starring Warren Beatty as a recently deceased football player who is sent back to earth, finally gets a Blu Ray upgrade. No Extras.

Reds (1981) The Oscar and Golden Globe winning true story of journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant, political activists caught up in the Bolshevik Revolution, also makes its Blu Ray debut this week. No new extras but all previous extras have been retained.


Freud (1962) John Huston directed and Montgomery Clift stars in this biopic of the early years of the father of psychoanalytic psychiatry, never before available in any home video format until now. Susannah York also stars. Extras include a commentary and the film’s trailer.

To Hell and Back (1955) Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII, stars as himself in this biopic and recounting of his experiences. Extras include new commentary and the film’s trailer.

Jet Pilot (1957) Howard Hughes produced and John Wayne and Janet Leigh star in this cold war tale of an American Colonel tasked with obtaining info from a Russian pilot. Extras include the film’s trailer.

Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978) John Avildsen (Rocky) helmed this tale of the romance between a NY columnist and a ballerina with a debilitating condition. Extras include interviews and trailer.

Warner Archive:

Party Girl (1958) Robert Taylor is a man connected to the mob who’s desperately trying to go straight in this gangster drama set in 1930s Chicago from Nicholas Ray.


Mill of the Stone Women (1960) Giorgio Ferroni directs this Italian horror tale of a young art student, who becomes linked with a professor’s strange daughter, in the first film of its type to be shot in color. Extras include two cuts of the film, visual essay, featurette, collectible booklet and packaging and the film’s trailer.