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Blu-ray Review: ‘Rififi’ – The Criterion Collection


The heist is the thing in Jules Dassin’s Rififi, the quintessential caper movie and a fascinating historical document. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Throne of Blood’ – The Criterion Collection


It’s the transplanting of the story to feudal Japan that makes it possibly the best film adaptation of Macbeth. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Wild Strawberries’ – The Criterion Collection


The Criterion Collection has given Wild Strawberries the treatment it deserves. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’ – The Criterion Collection

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Recommend as a Blu-ray worth investigating. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘To Be or Not To Be’ (1942) – The Criterion Collection

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To buy or not to buy? Read More »

DVD Review: ‘City Lights’ (The Criterion Collection)

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The first dramatic comedy by Chaplin teaches us how to see clearly despite the blinding lights. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Things to Come’ (The Criterion Collection)

The Space Gun featured in the climax of H.G. Wells' Things to Come (1936)

The new Criterion Blu-ray is probably the best we'll ever see this problematic science fiction epic. Read More »

DVD Review: Medium Cool (The Criterion Collection)

John Cassellis (Robert Forster) at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool

The Criterion Collection releases an impressive, feature-packed edition of one of the most important American films of the 1960s: Haskell Wexler's blend of documentary and fiction, Medium Cool. Read More »

DVD Review: The Ballad of Narayama (1958) – The Criterion Collection

Keisuke Kinoshita's experimental 1958 meditation on aging and dealing with the aged. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Forgiveness of Blood – The Criterion Collection

Marston's brand of quasi-social justice filmmaking is both intimate and moving, providing ample food for thought. Read More »