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Blu-ray Review: ‘Grey Gardens’ – The Criterion Collection

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Albert and David Maysles' classic documentary is an unflinching study of aging, loneliness, and failure. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘John Cassavetes: Five Films’ (The Criterion Collection)

Home video releases don’t get much more essential than The Criterion Collection’s John Cassavetes: Five Films, a box stuffed full of masterpieces from the father of American independent film. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘La Notte’ (Criterion Collection)

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Classic Antonioni film registers mid-20th Century alienation. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Big City’ and ‘Charulata’ (Criterion Collection)

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Charulata is worth seeing for the pure cinema of its opening sequence, but The Big City is the more compelling film, a fine balance of drama and social commentary. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘I Married a Witch’ (Criterion Collection)

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A bitter satire of the political system in the guise of a Hollywood bauble. Read More »

DVD Review: “3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman” (Criterion Collection)

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Criterion's 5-disk set of the collaborations between director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman may well be their finest release of the year. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1963), The Criterion Collection – Kids Can Be So Cruel

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There’s a saying in the film industry that suggests one never work with animals or children due to their inability to act on cue. Or act, period, for that matter. In 1961, British director Peter Brook threw all caution to the wind and decided to film an adaptation of William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies with a cast ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Eyes Without A Face’ (1960) – The Criterion Collection

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For those who enjoy horror infused with compelling ideas, Eyes Without A Face is a great selection Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Band of Outsiders’ – Criterion Collection

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While a simple story, it also serves as a wonderful exploration of the language of cinema. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘A Wind From The South’

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A classic bit of television for the 21st Century. Read More »