Drag Me to Hell
Sam Raimi proves he is a “master comic-book director” with this campy, “gutbucket-horror” film, said New York. The heroine, a “good-hearted loan officer,” must contend with a demonic client whose loan she refused, resulting in much “screaming and gnashing of jaws.”
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Every Little Step
(Sony Pictures, $28.96)
This documentary about A Chorus Line “doesn’t do anything unexpected, and it doesn’t have to,” said the Los Angeles Times. By combining the history of the 1975 Broadway show with a “behind-the-scenes look” at its 2006 revival, it captures the “power and appeal” of this stage classic.
Stop Making Sense
The Talking Heads “sound awfully good” in this 25th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of Stop Making Sense, said The Washington Times. From David Byrne’s absurdly oversize suits to Jonathan Demme’s lengthy tracking shots, it remains one of the most distinctive concert films of all time.
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