Tornatore’s beloved classic finally debuts on Blu-ray; this topical “slice of life” drama errs on the side of underplaying but is unexpectedly poignant; Bustamante’s slow-burning drama unfolds at a measured pace; Olmi’s paean to the peasant life, fittingly told in an unflashy style
Hitchcock/Truffaut, The Quiet Earth, The People vs. Fritz Bauer | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, February 15, 2017
Punch-Drunk Love, Mia Madre & The Best of Cinerama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, January 2017
LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick rounds up his favorite discs in a varied list that necessarily omits streaming-only titles from Netflix, Amazon, et al., and primarily favors recent releases over titles originally shown in the prior calendar year. Documentaries are limited to popular programs in lieu of arguably more worthy educational material. The biggest takeaway this year? Sixteen-plus hours—two miniseries—devoted to O.J. Simpson.