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The Dork Shelf Video Store

Welcome to the grand opening of the Dork Shelf Video Store, your one stop shop for all reviews of the latest DVDs, Blu-Rays, classic re-releases, box sets, Netflix originals, and VOD debuts that you can watch at home!

Home Entertainment Review: Sunflower Hour

Sunflower Hour (Aaron Houston, 2011) – The naughty minded mocumentary Sunflower Hour has a killer premise and really talented performers, but it’s hard not to wonder where all the genuinely funny jokes are. This look behind the scenes at a children’s show that’s auditioning new puppeteers has a few smile worthy moments, a tiny handful […]

Home Entertainment Review: Red Lines

Red Lines (Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs, 2014) – In the fight to bring democracy and peace to war torn Syria, two activists from vastly different backgrounds have teamed up to amass a greater network of contacts and connections on the ground than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Razan Shalab al-Sham is a former […]

Home Entertainment Review: Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come (Paiman Kalayeh, John Lyons Murphy, 2012) – I’ve been recently working on writing a piece about questions you should never ask at a Q&A following a screening at a film festival. One of those questions is “Was it a struggle to get this film made?” I say you shouldn’t ask that not because […]

Home Entertainment Review: Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg, 2014) – Prolific low budget writer/director Joe Swanberg comes straight to VOD (with a limited theatrical for our neighbors to the south) with Happy Christmas, a slight yet effective piece of mumble core that feels a lot more intimate then it has any business being on a passing glance. Jeff and […]

The June Home Entertainment Round-Up

Time once again for our writers to look to their latest Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD purchases with looks at new releases The Lego Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alan Partridge, Small Time, The Cold Lands, Tapped Out, and A Wife Alone, and re-releases for The Life Aquatic, Judex, Hearts and Minds, The Revengers, and Countess Dracula.

Interview: Denis Hennelly

We talk with Denis Hennelly, director of Goodbye World (available on VOD this Friday) about creating a different kind of apocalyptic drama: one that actually knows what the world "apocalypse" actually means.

The Corridor Review

While the idea of four childhood friends retreating to a messed up weekend in cottage country might sound like the set up for a dull slasher film at best and a remake of the notorious Stephen King misstep Dreamcatcher at worst, the Canadian indie horror The Corridor stands on its own as a cracking character study and genuinely ambitious psychodrama about the shared effects of mental illness on even the best of friends.