Also in August 2021: 'Ashes and Diamonds' and 'Company.'
Warren Beatty is plenty dirty. In fact, he’s literally covered with mud. The venerable leading man finds himself in figurative hot water shortly after nearly being washed away by literal tons of water. One could conclude that that’s what he gets for snooping...
Plus: 'The Human Condition,' 'Pickup on South Street' and 'Visions of Eight.'
'Secrets & Lies,' 'Touka bouki' and 'World of Wong Kar Wai' are also heading our way in March 2021.
When did Hollywood’s deconstruction of the American Western myth officially break through? Depending on which aficionado you look to, the answer given may be Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969), or Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon (1952), or another venerated film amid the 1950’s great...
By the mid-1940s, “Film Noir” was thoroughly established stylistically, though not yet by name. Undeniably, there was a prevailing mentality rooted in postwar societal darkness, and it had permeated Hollywood studio filmmaking. The movies’ inherent propensity for light and shadow...
Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta's tense German political thriller gets a much-needed high-definition upgrade.
Also slated for release in November 2020 from The Criterion Collection: 'Girlfriends,' 'Moonstruck,' 'Essential Fellini.'
A new, limited dual edition of Tinto Brass titles examines the erotica auteur's methods and legacy.
Ichikawa Kon's magnificent film, now available on a splendid, comprehensive Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, transcends its 'sports documentary' premise.
A bloody British gangster series, made for television, is now heading to Blu-ray, which is exciting news for people who live in Region B (and you know who you are) and/or own a multi-region Blu-ray player, not least because Gareth...
Also: 'Town Bloody Hall,' 'The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum' and 'The Complete Films of Agnes Varda' will all see release in August 2020.
To come out of the gate pronouncing Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1957 World War II Soviet Homefront drama The Cranes Are Flying (Letyat zhuravli) as one of the finest films ever made might be an accurate assessment, but it wouldn’t necessarily be bringing anything new...
Steve McQueen, James Coburn, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance and Richard Attenborough star in John Sturges' wartime adventure, now on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.
Home video label Twilight Time will be winding down operations this summer.
Also: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire,' 'An Unmarried Woman' and 'Come and See.'
The French series continues to plunge into the mysteries of the living dead.
Directed by in 1966 by John Gilling (The Saint), The Reptile is one of two Hammer Horror films released today (July 30) by Scream Factory. (The other is Lust for a Vampire.) This film is a hard one to describe, but I'll...
Plus: 'The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice.'
What, exactly, was Cliff freakin' Robertson doing in the 1970s?