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My Neighbor Totoro

Picture quality improved over previous releases, new extras an added bonus —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Neighbors make themselves at home on Totoro

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Werner Herzog

  • Life Itself (2014)

    More than movies, Ebert loved Life Itself Review by Marty Mapes: One man changed the way a nation saw the movies

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Sometimes difficult, very frank documentary of a one-of-a-kind critic and newspaperman

  • The Wind Rises (2014)

    The Wind Rises for Jiro and Miyazaki Review by Marty Mapes: An engineer pursues his dreams in Miyazaki's latest (and hopefully not last)

  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013)

    Lonely, happy people spend years in the Taiga Review by Robert Denerstein: From Siberia, with Happiness

  • Jack Reacher (2012)

    Cruise as Jack Reacher Review by Robert Denerstein: Another macho loner fights for justice

  • Into the Abyss (2011)

    Herzog leads us again Into the Abyss Review by Robert Denerstein: Herzog's death-row documentary hits hard

  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Herzog brings 3D to the art-house documentary crowd

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010)

    Michael Shannon, What Have Ye Done? Review by Marty Mapes: More Lynch than Herzog, story of murder and madness feels weird

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

    Cage plays Bad Lieutenant for Mendes Review by Robert Denerstein: Herzog can't seem to let go of Cage's reptilian character, and neither can we

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Herzog has Cage explore the bliss of evil

  • Mister Lonely (2008)

    Review by Nick Reed: Korine's "celebrity" interactions are sometimes thought-provoking and sometimes played for laughs

  • Rescue Dawn (2007)

    Bale awaits his Rescue Dawn Review by Marty Mapes: Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality.

  • Grizzly Man (2005)

    Review by Nick Reed: So much more than one man's bond with nature

  • Invincible (2002)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The true story of a Jewish strongman who became a symbol of Aryan power and glory