DVD REviews


“Unlike any other film for its in-depth, analysis of one short film, it has been acclaimed by critics and audiences everywhere…  a mesmerizing, entertaining and timeless treatise on a highly interesting topic. The Milestone Blu-ray package is equally impressive with a second disc of supplements. This gets our highest recommendation.  Notfilm is brilliant.” – Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver (leading Blu-ray review site)

A remarkable piece of work. Notfilm is so loaded with suggestive observations that multiple viewings are both rewarding and, indeed, necessary. Milestone's presentation is excellent, and the extras are informative and enriching. Highly recommended.”  – Michael B. Reuben, Blu-ray.com

“Notfilm is many things besides a making-of documentary…  this is a film-study must.  Notfilm’s investigation into the details of this unique artistic project is fascinating, seen from any angle.”  -- Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant

“an extraordinary package from Milestone Films. It's amazing how much research has gone into this film… as many details as possible are presented, in a continually engrossing narrative.  And there are some wonderful extras. NOTFILM is an exemplary cinematic essay and shows how meticulous analysis can be riveting and utterly compelling.”  -- critic Daryl Chin (on Amazon)

“Lipman covers it all -- the history, the play, the players, the prep for filming, the highs and lows…  Wonderful (and) engrossing.”  - Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker

a highly personal documentary years in the making,  available in a two-disc edition with a generous amount of bonus material.  I find FILM more interesting today because of Buster’s poignant presence and because Notfilm provides useful context." - Leonard Maltin,   leonardmaltin.com

“a real winner.  Lipman delivers the definitive account of this one-of-a-kind collaboration between two geniuses.” - Amy Longsdorf, North Jersey Record