Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – which recently became the first ever Canadian documentary to open the Toronto International Film Festival – is a one-sided, boilerplate, but somewhat personable look at one of rock and roll’s most divisive figures.
A cheeky and sometimes deliberately obtuse reworking of documentary conventions from a master filmmaker, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese offers a fitfully weird, but largely factual look back at one of the most divisive and unique tours in the history of rock and roll.
This is a busy week for Blu-ray and DVD releases as five major releases arrive on store shelves, including: Martin Scorsese’s intense Taxi Driver celebrates its 35th anniversary; Disney debuts the original Tron and Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray; Narnia comes to life once more in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; plus a look at the IMAX movie, Hubble.
Coming out today on DVD and Blu-ray: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the crime-thriller, Shutter Island; John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers get into some trouble in From Paris With Love; plus the re-release of the far-out sci-fi series, Lexx, season one on DVD.
Opening this week in theatres, Martin Scorsese‘s thriller Shutter Island makes its debut with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the part of a troubled gumshoe unravelling puzzles in a very strange case. Plus a look at the musical documentary, Céline: Through the Eyes of the World, and upcoming films arriving in theatres next week.
Rough it out at the movies this week with ladies man George Clooney and the retro-comic football film, Leatherheads; or get your Rolling Stones fever raging in the Martin Scorsese-directed concert documentary, Shine A Light. Other new films include the kids fantasy tale Nim’s Island, and a viney-horror adaptation of The Ruins.