New on DVD - 9/9/08

Those of you who have not yet seen Tarsem's magnificent The Fall no longer have any excuses. Go rent it now.

Here is a look at some notable DVD releases this week:

THE FALL (***½)

This is cinema without limits, filmmaking at its purest and most primal. The Fall is Tarsem's imagination unleashed, brilliantly original and gloriously imperfect, and the world is a better place for it.


No masterpiece this, but a pleasant, inoffensive way to spend a lazy afternoon. Sure it follows a familiar plot trajectory and isn't quite as funny as its trailers would lead one to believe, but it's competently put together by director Michael McCullers and could easily be described as "cute."


Anonymous said…
I did like THE CELL, but I have not seen THE FALL yet for some inexplicable reason. The reviews were mixed, but many of you here (including Matthew) have issued some stellar praise. I will get the DVD this week.
Mattie Lucas said…
I liked THE CELL, but THE FALL is so much better. THE CELL was a more commercial piece after all. THE FALL is simply breathtaking.
Anil Usumezbas said…
The Fall is the best movie of this year so far, bar none. And one of the best ever.
Mattie Lucas said…
I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it one of the greatest films of all time, but it's definitely one of my favorites of 2008, although not THE favorite.

It's a gorgeous fairy tale.

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