This week’s new DVD release range from amazing to awful.
This is a sensitive and powerful look at the chaotic final days in April 1975 as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon. Some of the footage of the valiant attempts to save as many lives as possible is so amazing it looks like it was shot for a feature film.
Trying to figure out all themes will prove a chore. Even repeated readings of Thomas Pynchon’s books don’t guarantee a complete enlightenment. That means it’s the chase that is more fascinating than the discovery, an approach that director Paul Thomas Anderson used in writing his screenplay and making the movie.
The show was both a success as a spy story and on a very human level. Most of the credit goes to Gorham and Perabo for their standout work.
The affair takes an obsessive, dangerous turn. This movie is cheesier than a Chicago double-topping deep dish pizza. From the profoundly absurd idea that anyone married to a woman who looks like Lopez would cheat on her to the teenage Lothario who looks older than Lopez, this movie is the culmination of a cluster of idiotic ideas.
Also new on DVD April 28