Daimajin's emotional strength, dread, and period setting create a distinctive monster from Japan's kaiju golden age.
Drama Blu-Ray Reviews
Flashback is a pretentious, underwhelming Donnie Darko rip-off due to a confusing screenplay.
An engaging story of privileged kids thinking they're invincible, Alpha Dog is often brutal, but purposeful with a fantastic cast.
The Last Castle is a morally complex and compelling prison drama that adds its own military take to an old, dated genre.
An interesting, small-scale WWII story, The Great War of Archimedes becomes a stand-in for the entirety of Japan's war effort.
Existing for one specific moment in time, Summertree's plain theme and dull drama don't carry well into the modern era.
Trying too hard to earn sympathy, Alamo Bay makes a firm statement against anti-Asian bigotry but does so via overwritten leads.
Birdy shows the significant changes Vietnam had on baby boomer kids, losing their easy-going lives, identity, and friendships after coming back home.
A grueling Vietnam that offsets a number of historically inverse films from the era, Casualties of War is a difficult watch but essential in its reality.
Angry but compassionate, Judas and the Black Messiah peers into a cruel history with layered nuance that doesn't release tension until it's over.
Using a heroic story to critique the messy response to the 2011 nuclear disaster, Fukushima 50 is a successful in its message.
Cecil B. DeMille creates a vivid portrait of circus life during its glory days in The Greatest Show on Earth.