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    Heaven Strewn (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on August 1st, 2012

    We all have That Friend. We’ve known him/her most of our lives, and he/she was a perpetual screw-up even when we were kids. We hoped they’d grow out of it as adults, but they always seem to rope us into their drama or cockamamie schemes. Yet we can’t completely cut them off because, even if it’s sometimes hard to remember why you’re still friends, it’s hard to get rid of anything that’s been a part of our lives for so long. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I regret to inform you that you probably are That Friend.
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    London River (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by John Ceballos on April 24th, 2012

    At the very least, London River deserves credit for exposing audiences to a different side of English life beyond “upstairs, downstairs” period drama (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey), twee stories in a small-town setting (Waking Ned Devine, Calendar Girls) or the rich white people problems of Woody Allen’s contemporary London (Match Point, Scoop).
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    Betty Blue (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on June 13th, 2011

    Jean-Hugues Anglade plays Zorg (yup, that’s his name), a handyman living in a beach-front house, scribbling away quietly in his spare time. Not so quiet is his tempestuous affair with Betty (BĂ©atrice Dalle in her debut), whose passions overwhelm both of them. First, she moves in on him with no warning. Then, when she discovers his writing, she decides they must move to Paris so he can have a career as a writer. To make sure Zorg complies, she burns his house to the ground. Once in Paris, her plans for him fall apart, and so, bit by bit, does she.
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