Pick of the Week
Lord Byron (Passion River) — Though it was made for pennies and it sure looks like it, Lord Byron remains an extremely accomplished movie. It’s well acted, it’s cinematic in how it drifts from Byron’s internal monologue to his everyday actions and back again, and it builds to a spellbinding conclusion with the help of a recurring musical theme that sounds like it was discovered in a flooded out church. But, more than that, there is just something deeply, inherently literary going on here, and that is what makes Lord Byron resonate and stand out from the pack. Watching Zack Godshall’s movie is like reading a good book. One of those good zany Southern fiction books, that is. Read the full HTN review, as well as Godshall’s “Revolution and Apocalypse: The Lord Byron Manifesto”. Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.
New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray
Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna
What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf, Live At Cat’s Cradle (What Did You Expect) — Available on DVD.