Welcome to this weeks Monday Blu(e)s and DVD. It’s a bit of a quiet week really, the calm before the storm that looks to be the last Monday of the month. Fret not tho, for there are still a number of interesting films hitting home video.
J. Edgar – Somewhat unfairly ignored upon theatrical release, Clint Eastwood’s layered examination of the life of the subtitle declaring “most powerful man in the world” is a solid little picture, with a fantastic performance at the heart of it courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio. Armie Hammer’s make-up is terrible tho.
The Sting – Newman and Redford reunited with their Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid director George Roy Hill for this 1973 film, and to great success too. It’s possibly even more beloved than the earlier collaboration.
The Woman In The Fifth – Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer Of Love is little short of a modern masterpiece of the British cinema. We’ve yet to see this, his follow-up, but early word was disappointing.
Roll Out The Barrel – An interesting looking curiosity, with the BFI once again celebrating one of the great British traditions.
Mr. Moto films – Odeon Entertainment’s Hollywood Studio Collection is putting out a number of Peter Lorre’s Sherlock Holmes-esque Mr Moto movies this week.