With another Oscar ceremony in the books, our Academy Awards page gets its annual update! From Wings to Moonlight, we feature reviews of every Oscar Best Picture winner. Give it a look!
COLORS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION [BLU-RAY] (1988): "Back in 1988, Colors came across as gritty and hard-hitting. In 2017, though, the movie looks naÔve, melodramatic and campy." Starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall. Shout!, $27.99, 3/7/2017.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE [BLU-RAY] (2008): "Iíll leave it to history to judge how Slumdog Millionaire will eventually compare to its Best Picture-winning peers. Unfortunately, my gut says it wonít stand up well among its competition. Slumdog seems relentlessly mediocre, as it tells a predictable story about two-dimensional characters in an unspectacular way." Starring Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor. Fox, $14.98, 3/31/2009.
DOCTOR STRANGE [BLU-RAY] (2016): "With 2016ís Doctor Strange, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues apace, though not with its ďA-gameĒ. While the film manages to introduce the character with reasonable style and intrigue, Strange lacks the juice to become one of the better MCU films." Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams. Disney, $39.99, 2/28/2017.
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON [BLU-RAY] (1957): "Despite the presence of a few Hollywood legends, Love In the Afternoon fails to deliver an enticing romantic comedy. The leads seem miscast and the script never manages to engage." Starring Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn. Warner, $21.99, 2/7/2017.
BEFORE SUNSET: CRITERION COLLECTION [BLU-RAY] (2004): "An unusual kind of sequel, Before Sunset expands on the original film in a moderately interesting way. While it doesnít dazzle, it creates an intriguing view of missed opportunities and emotional growth." Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Criterion, $99.95, 2/28/2017.
CHILDREN OF MEN [BLU-RAY] (2006): "If you want to take Children of Men as a political statement, it works that way. If you just want to see a tight little action thriller, it fares well in that direction too. The movie serves its various audiences to create a compelling piece of work." Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore. Universal, $9.98, 5/26/2009.
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