Gugu Mbatha-Raw is reason enough to pick up this Blu-ray. Her performance is always fascinating and she avoids the cliché trappings of this oft-played part, even when the script dictates otherwise.
Ten years ago, writer, director and producer Brian Sloan adapted to video what was, for some, the best play in New York dealing with 9/11 in its aftermath. Now it is available for download on iTunes.
Peter Spenceley's 53-minute documentary follows Indian sixteen-year-olds Karthik and Palani and other young men as they become drag singers and dancers, and then, eventually, "ladyboys."
Edet Belzberg's documentary about the persistent (and largely neglected) issue of genocide follows two major tracks: The biography of the man who coined the word, and modern efforts to prosecute a sitting head of state for the crime.
"Foxcatcher" is simply not the kind of movie that the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences wants to honor. It's dark, bleak, angsty and horrifying with no clear resolve in the end. It isn't inspirational, but it's undeniably remarkable.
Continuing with their recent vampire-themed film releases, Scream Factory goes back into the 1970's vaults for two classics that helped usher in the infamous blaxsploitation horror movie movement.
In an apocalyptic future there only exist warriors and exterminators in this futuristic and extremely low-budget film from 1983.
Shockingly, this year, the Academy chose "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" as the Best Picture of the year, and made me forgive them for misguided "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain"-type selections over the last few decades.
Simmons's Fletcher is a fearless hornet's nest of cruel sadism, ridiculous ego and dictatorial delusion. It's such a bracing, refreshing performance, It's no wonder Simmons won every possible Supporting Actor Award in creation.
Falling in love has never been more genuine than in "The Theory of Everything" starring award-winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. It's brilliant on Blu-ray!