Historical

Ludwig (Blu-ray)

“A king cannot give scandal.”

Kijû Yoshida: Love + Anarchism (Blu-ray)

“A loose trilogy united by their radical politics and an even more radical shooting style.”

Denial (Blu-ray)

“More women died on the back seat of Senator Edward Kennedy’s car at Chappaquiddick than ever died in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.” –David Irving.

A Scandal in Paris / Lured (Blu-ray)

Every man has his price… and every woman pays it.

The Witch (Blu-ray)

Evil takes many forms

Quills (DVD)

“I fail to understand how it happened that this little rascal did not win the palm,” said he, “for devil take me if in all the world there exists a finer ass than this one here.”

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (DVD)

Come see where all your money went.

Dick (DVD)

He was tricky. They were better.

Tombstone: Vista Series (DVD)

“I don’t think I’ll let you arrest me today.”

To the Shores of Tripoli (DVD)

“Your name must be Dixie Smith.” “That’s right. What of it?” “I was looking for you. They told me to keep cruising around until I found some guy about to bust a blood vessel, and that’d be you.”

Timeline 1941 (DVD)

[Editor’s Note: This review originally appeared in Barrie’s Precedents column, Timeline 1941.]

The Vikings (DVD)

“The curse of Odin waits on him who kills the slave.”

The Scarlet Empress: Criterion Collection (DVD)

“There is no emperor. There’s only an empress!”

The Red Badge of Courage (DVD)

“Well, we’re goin’ after ’em now, Henry, and by the eternal thunders, we’re goin’ to lick ’em good.”

The Gambler Returns / The Gambler V (DVD)

“There’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done.”

The Greatest Story Ever Told (DVD)

“Simply to do the story of Jesus” with “no interruption for theatrical embroideries. We want to get to the heart of the matter.” (George Stevens)

Sink the Bismarck (DVD)

“A most interesting chess game.”

Medium Cool (DVD)

“Beyond the age of innocence…”

Matewan (DVD)

“You ain’t with the Company, there ain’t no work!”

Inherit the Wind (DVD)

Two monkeys overheard at the zoo: One, glancing back and forth between The Bible and Darwin’s “Origin of Species” which he’s holding in his hands, says to the other with a puzzled look, “I can’t decide if I’m my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother.”

Hangmen Also Die (DVD)

Die if you must, for a cause that’s just…but shout to the end — no surrender!

Gentleman’s Agreement: Studio Classics Edition (DVD)

“I just think it’s a fine idea to meet the family first, don’t you? It saves wear and tear afterward.”

From Here to Eternity (DVD)

“This outfit they can give back to General Custer.”

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