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Noi Albinoi

Mystery and ambivalence about this Bleak portrait of isolation are amplified on DVD —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Noi the Albino spends winter in Iceland alone

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Tilda Swinton

  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)

    The Coen Brothers Hail Caesar! Review by Matt Anderson: The Coen Brothers prove they've still got their satirical Midas touch.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Only enjoyable in bits and pieces, in spite of a great cast

  • A Bigger Splash (2015)

    Schoenarts and Swinton make A Bigger Splash Review by Robert Denerstein: Fiennes excels in this deviously slow boil of a movie

  • The Zero Theorem (2014)

    Waltz and Thewlis seek to prove The Zero Theorem Review by Robert Denerstein: Creativity and chaos abound in Gilliam's Latest

  • Snowpiercer (2014)

    Passengers ride the Snowpiercer Review by Robert Denerstein: A wild, weird dystopian journey that demands to be seen

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Fiennes takes care of The Grand Budapest Hotel Review by Robert Denerstein: Wes Anderson checks into a grand hotel

    Review by Marty Mapes: Whrilwind storytelling leaves the emotional core behind

  • We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011)

    Swinton Needs to Talk about Kevin Review by Marty Mapes: Irony clashes with disturbing drama

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A powerful look inside a mother's torment

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    The Pevensie children meet the Lion and the Witch behind the Wardrobe Review by Andrea Birgers: A rousing adventure that moves along at a brisk pace

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Much greater depth than the usual promotional behind-the-scenes videos on most DVDs

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Another case of overkill and double-dipping, but at least the new bonus features are interesting

  • Broken Flowers (2005)

    Murray tracks down old flames with Broken Flowers Review by Marty Mapes: The little moments, and the chance to participate in them, make Broken Flowers good

  • Constantine (2005)

    Reeves plays devil's advocate John Constantine Review by Matt Anderson: Pulpy fun, yes, but dark satire and deeper thematic elements will live on

  • The Statement (2004)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Has the right spirit of tension, Europe-hopping, espionage, and double-crosses

  • Teknolust (2002)

    Review by Pablo Kjolseth: Light sci-fi puffery made even more unpalatable by its flat video sheen

    DVD review by John Adams: A big step ahead of Conceiving Ada

  • The Deep End (2001)

    Tilda Swinton is pushed to The Deep End Review by Marty Mapes: Gets extra points for being an indie but traditional plot bogs down

  • Conceiving Ada (1997)

    Swinton is Conceiving Ada DVD review by John Adams: Interesting ideas buried in computer illiteracy and each other

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Jarmusch's vampires live in the (cultural) end of times