DVD Verdict reviews: DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR'S CUT, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR'S CUT, ERIC
    CLAPTON: SESSIONS FOR ROBERT J, FANDANGO, THE ICE PIRATES, METALLICA:
    SOME KIND OF MONSTER, A SEPARATE PEACE, TOUT VA BIEN: CRITERION
    COLLECTION, WHISPERING CORRIDORS, and WHITE HEAT:


    DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR'S CUT (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall
    score 90/100):
    "It strikes a near-perfect balance between coherence and ambiguity,
    perfectly capturing the reality of growing up in the '80s while spinning
    a wild tale of either dimensions or dementia."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/donniedarkodc.php

    ERIC CLAPTON: SESSIONS FOR ROBERT J (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Songs are interspersed with Clapton's ruminations on Johnson, the
    hardships of his life, and the enduring impact of his legacy. This is a
    great bonus to a fabulous program, as it is fascinating to hear a genius
    like Clapton speak in awe of a musician who died in relative obscurity
    eight years before the British rocker was born."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/claptonrobertj.php

    FANDANGO (reviewed by Bryan Pope, overall score 80/100):
    "Breezy and confident, and with a wing dinger of a soundtrack, Fandango
    is the definition of a sleeper. Before the final credits roll, its
    characters will have downed a few beers, faced fears, forged new
    friendships, tested old ones, and searched with some success for the
    answers to life's important questions. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/fandango.php

    THE ICE PIRATES (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 72/100):
    "The production designer for the film must have eaten several bowls of
    Lucky Charms laced with PCP just before hitting the set, since The Ice
    Pirates has so much going on in it makes the excess of Batman and Robin
    look like a minimalist one-man play."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/icepirates.php

    METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Unlike your average Behind the Music special, Metallica doesn't have
    the luxuries of retrospect and hindsight -- we're watching these events
    as they unfold, and in the most unguarded way, these men are afraid.
    Afraid that their art is no longer relevant. Afraid that the success
    they have come to know and enjoy has come to an end. Afraid that their
    lives, quite simply, are unraveling."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/metallicamonster.php

    A SEPARATE PEACE (reviewed by George Hatch, overall score 90/100):
    "When I first read the novel at an impressionable age, and later saw the
    1972 film as a young adult, I sensed a homosexual bond forming between
    Gene and Finny. It's barely hinted at in this Showtime version."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/separatepeace.php

    TOUT VA BIEN: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 88/100):
    "What makes the reactionary and the agitator that much different than
    us? After all, we stand up for ourselves all the time. We're just not
    willing to take the bigger step, into the arena of activism where our
    powers of protest and persuasion are actually graded. We have the
    capability of commitment, the aptitude toward an agenda or a bias. It's
    just the action verb we're missing."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/toutvabien.php

    WHISPERING CORRIDORS (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 85/100):
    "Often, the horror genre allows filmmakers to explore issues that are
    difficult to handle in other genres. Whispering Corridors is willing to
    get its hands dirty, leaping into issues of teen suicide, feminism, and
    the harshness of the Korean school system."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/whisperingcorridors.php

    WHITE HEAT (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 93/100):
    "There is much more to amaze the first-time viewer. The violence is
    outrageous for a film made during the censorial reign of the Hays Code.
    The dialogue drips with venomous sarcasm. And in the 56 years since the
    film's release, no other mainstream movie has explored madness and
    Oedipal obsession with such grim relentlessness."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/whiteheat.php

    Mike Jackson
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