DVD Verdict reviews: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, ANDY GOLDSWORTHY: RIVERS AND TIDES, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of AFTER STONEWALL, ANDY GOLDSWORTHY:
    RIVERS AND TIDES, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I
    LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB: 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
    EDITION, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, GUNGA DIN, THE ROGER DONALDSON COLLECTION,
    and YOUTH OF THE BEAST: CRITERION COLLECTION:


    AFTER STONEWALL (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 90/100):
    "It's education about a community that is often misunderstood even by
    its own members. It should be mandatory viewing for people seeking
    history in its purest form. Stories of importance told by people who
    were there, and saw all of it happen and felt the effects. In that it
    succeeds marvelously well."

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

    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY: RIVERS AND TIDES (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 95/100):
    "For this amazing sculptor/photographer, art is time plus nature
    accented with patience. It is combining the proper organic elements
    together so that they appear to be a direct response to the passage of
    eons, the rise and fall of the season and tides. It's manipulation of
    what already exists in the terrain, the taking of the untreated beauty
    of the world around him and forming it into shapes both suggestive and
    completely foreign to their surroundings."

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

    THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 91/100):
    "Williams, therefore, reserves a front-row seat for each of us, allowing
    us to coldly witness the self-destruction of this affected couple, to
    see the depths to which they sink, to see their wanton manipulation of
    innocent bystanders in a sad and emotionally sadistic game of revenge.
    By its practically apathetic perspective, we viewers are kept at arm's
    length of the despair on display, wanting to somehow help yet unable to
    offer any assistance to the characters mired in their individual and
    collective turmoil. It's a frustrating situation from the viewer's
    standpoint, and that's clearly Williams' intent."

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

    DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB:
    40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Without that Cold War touchstone, Dr. Strangelove goes from being a
    biting, absurd satire to just a plain old funny movie. The film is still
    well made and well acted, but a lot of the point has been lost."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/strangelove40th.php

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 90/100):
    "Movies like Friday Night Lights give me hope for the tired genre of
    sports films. Apart from Miracle, I can't recall many recent, noteworthy
    entries into the sports film canon. But Friday Night Lights is nothing
    like Miracle -- or for that matter, any other of the Hollywood sports
    movies you may be used to."

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

    GUNGA DIN (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall score 89/100):
    "Gunga Din is the rollickingest of rollicking adventures, and the
    precursor to modern classics like the Indiana Jones trilogy."

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

    THE ROGER DONALDSON COLLECTION (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 87/100):
    "From top to bottom, Anchor Bay is commended for putting together a fine
    double-shot of R-to-the-D. Its Kiwi-licious."

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

    YOUTH OF THE BEAST: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Adam Arseneau,
    overall score 91/100):
    "Youth Of The Beast was the film that put Suzuki on the long downward
    spiral toward creative freedom and escapism from the banality of a never-
    ending stream of dull yakuza B-movies. We see the early developing of
    his trademark expressionist use of colors, daring script re-writes, and
    kinetic editing, the cumulative effect of which got him fired and
    blacklisted by the Japanese studio system for making 'incomprehensible'
    films...all things that made him infamous as a cult legend in avant-
    garde cinema."

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

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