Film Reviews by Adam Long

Now in Theaters:

She Said (***) Maria Schrader directs this well-made dramatization of the events leading to the downfall of Miramax Pictures head honcho, Harvey Weinstein. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan greatly aid the picture with their respective winning performances.

The Banshees of Inisherin (** ½) Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reteam with their In Bruges director but the end result differs markedly. The 1923 set tale of two former friends who are now at odds with each other in their small Irish community has some interesting moments but, unfortunately, ends just when the dramatic possibilities are at their peak. A curious but well filmed misfire that would benefit from a more conclusive ending.

Theaters, Streaming & Disc

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan in She Said

New to Disc:

Paramount:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) The perennial Thanksgiving classic gets the ultra-HD treatment this week in a new 4K edition that also includes a bonus Blu Ray featuring 75 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Criterion:

Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee’s excellent portrait of the life and times of the Civil Rights leader gets a deluxe reissue this week from the label in a new edition that features a nice batch of new bonus material along with the picture upgrade.

Wall E (2008) The well-reviewed Pixar film gets the special edition treatment in a new edition that includes director approved 4K transfer and deleted scenes.

Kino:

High Plains Drifter (1973) Clint Eastwood’s second effort as director, the western tale of an avenging former lawman tasked with protecting a seaside town from a vicious trio, gets the 4K UHD treatment this week in a new edition that also includes interviews and commentary.

Mystery Men (1999) Hank Azaria, Ben Stiller and Paul Reubens are among the cast in this comedy detailing the exploits of a group of superhero wannabes defending their turf which gets its first ever 4K issue this week. Extras include multiple featurettes and a commentary.

The Blood Beast Terror (1968) Peter Cushing stars in this tale of a detective investigating a rash of murders in the English countryside. Extras include a new commentary.

Night Gallery: Season 3 (1972-73) The third season of the series gets a Blu Ray upgrade in a new edition that also includes new commentaries and featurettes.

Scream/Shout Factory:

The Company of Wolves (1985) Director Neil Jordan’s take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood comes to the 4K UHD format this week in a new edition that includes a new interview along with archival bonus materials.

Rollerball (1975) The dystopian sci-fi sports thriller starring James Caan comes to 4K for the first time ever in a new edition that carries over the previous archival extras.

Cohen Media:

Monsieur Hire (1989) A lonely man, fixated on his neighbor, becomes the main suspect in a murder in this well reviewed and emotionally satisfying thriller getting a new restoration. Extras include a commentary and interviews.

Film Movement:

Adieu Godard (2022) is an import concerning an older resident in a small, conservative Indian village who is addicted to pornography.

Unidentified (2021) A detective finds himself determined to solve a forgotten cold case file, in spite of his own personal problems, in this Romanian import. Extras include a commentary.

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