9 September 2013 8:06 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – There’s something even more bittersweet and poignant about the beautiful, mesmerizing “Blancanieves,” new to Blu-ray and DVD, when one thinks that it was one of the last movies that Roger Ebert fell in love with. The legendary critic adored this film so much that he programmed it for the Overlooked Film Festival, which unspooled shortly after his death. Seeing the film now and the way it deals with loss while also paying homage to the history of cinema, it seems almost like a tribute to the man who engendered a love of film for so many people. Although the connection to Ebert is only the final beautiful twist to a major piece of work, one of the more engaging and well-made films of 2013. This film is a special one. Don’t miss it.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

I’ll admit that I didn’t see “Blancanieves” in theaters and kind of avoided it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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