John Hodge

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 8/5/13

This week at the video store we check out new Blu-Rays for recent releases Trance, To the Wonder, Oblivion, and Olympus Has Fallen, and two new Criterion releases for The Devil's Backbone and Lord of the Flies.

Trance Review

Trance is more of a return to basics and the beginning of his career for director Danny Boyle, but it's in service of far lesser material than he should be taking on at this point.

The New Old: Cults of Personality

In this week's archival DVD and Blu-ray column, Phil Brown looks at three cult favourites that break genre expectations: Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, and the John Wayne classic Hondo.