Category Archives: Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month

Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: The Addiction

Abel Ferrara’s 1995 film The Addiction is a philosophical and metaphorical revisionist take on conventional vampire themes and style. Gone are the ridiculous glittering vampires and even the glamorous vampires of lore (i.e. Dracula). Instead, the vampires of this film are sickly, … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Joe (2013)

While I’ve enjoyed quite a few films that Nicolas Cage has been in (notably Face/Off, Leaving Las Vegas, Bringing out the Dead, Raising Arizona, The Rock, Red Rock West, Windtalkers, and Bad Lieutenant: Port Call to New Orleans), I tend … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Cold in July

  Based on the novella by Joe Lansdale, Cold in July is an exceptional 2014 crime drama film directed by Jim Mickle. With its ’80s setting, striking visuals, revisionist narrative, and dark tone, inevitable connections will be made between it … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Suburbia (1984)

This raw and gritty film looks at the hardcore youth punk lifestyle in ’80s California. It’s brutal and uncompromising, and features some great live performances from The Vandals, T.S.O.L., and D.I. To give you an idea of the film’s brutality, … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Tyrannosaur

You know you’re in for a difficult journey when the first scene of the film features an angry, drunken man killing his dog. 2011’s Tyrannosaur is Paddy Considine’s (Dead Man’s Shoes, Hot Fuzz) directorial debut. It’s about a widowed man named Joseph (Peter … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

While hunting for the perfect werewolf film after a series of mishaps (Bad Moon, Silver Bullet, et cetera), I decided to watch this film and I was genuinely surprised and delighted with the results. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed is the … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Don’t Torture a Duckling

Lucio Fulci’s extraordinary and most personal film Don’t Torture a Duckling was released in 1972. It follows the Italian giallo style of filmmaking with a twist; instead of young women being pursued and murdered by a mysterious assailant (a la … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: The Spectacular Now

Last year’s beautiful film The Spectacular Now blew me away. It captures all the awkwardness of teenage love, the beautiful spontaneity and connection, the sense of loss, and all the hardships so well. It’s really funny, devastating, and passionate, and … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Glengarry Glen Ross

Featuring an all-cast cast ensemble, 1992’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a diamond in the rough. Widely overlooked at the time of its release, it’s grown into a cult classic in many circles. Some have even compared it to another 1992 gem, which … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Tenebre

After being slightly disappointed with The Evil Dead remake, I dug into the vaults and decided to explore some of Italian director Dario Argento’s earlier work with the hopes of finding another great horror movie. In doing so, I ended … Continue reading

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