Milk “pays eloquent tribute to a man whose life should be an inspiration to many,” said the Chicago Daily Herald. Sean Penn’s Oscar-winning performance as the openly gay politician celebrates his achievements instead of mourning his tragic death.
“You’ll be knocked out cold” by F.W. Murnau’s Faust, said Entertainment Weekly. A visionary film of the silent era, the German director’s “morally thunderous” adaptation of Goethe’s tragic play dazzles with its “indelible images, haunting use of shadows, and trippy, dream-like expressionist sets.”
Seventy years after its release, Pinocchio retains a “dark, moralistic” tone that makes today’s kids’ films seem tame, said the Chicago Tribune. Yet Walt Disney ingeniously “softened the story’s hard edges with comic relief and sentimental songs.” This DVD includes interviews and interactive games.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The U.S. government is actually trouncing Ebola. When will it get credit?
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The uncomfortable truth in The Giving Tree
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- The simple trick to making better decisions in every aspect of life
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
Subscribe to the Week