Tag: criterion

MOONAGE DAYDREAM 4K UHD Review: Rocking Criterion

Filmmaker Brett Morgen interprets David Bowie's many ch-ch-changes in a deeply transcendent, experimental immersion film.

LONE STAR 4K Review: John Sayles' Texas Tale Shines Bright with Criterion

Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Kris Kristofferson and Matthew McConaughey star in John Sayles' layered tale of injustice and reconciliation.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO 4K Review: An Honest to Goodness Great Film

Ewan McGregor, Gregory Mann, Tilda Swinton, David Bradley, and Christoph Waltz star in the award-winning stop-motion take on the dark fairy tale.

MICHAEL HANEKE: TRILOGY Review: Cooly Unsettling

Criterion collects Michael Haneke's first features, which form a rewardingly challenging triptych.

THE RANOWN WESTERNS: FIVE FILMS DIRECTED BY BUDD BOETTICHER 4K Review: Riding on Criterion

Randolph Scott Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn, Henry Silva, and Claude Akins star in these five outstanding films.

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART Blu-ray Review: Casualties of Chinese Culture

Wayne Wang directs Laureen Chew, Kim Chew and Victor Wong in a gently stirring family drama.

Criterion in October 2023: VIDEODROME, THE OTHERS, DON'T LOOK NOW

Plus: 'Nanny' and 'Tod Browning's Sideshow Shockers.'

THELMA & LOUISE Blu-ray Review: Soaring Into the Criterion Collection

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis star; Ridley Scott directed. An American studio masterpiece has never looked better.

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART, Kurosawa's 4K DREAMS: Criterion in August 2023

Let's start with a little dim sum before night falls and dreams begin. In August 2023, The Criterion Collection will release Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart on Blu-ray and Akira Kurosawa's Dreams in 4K, which makes...

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE Blu-ray Review: Ramshackle Comedy Made Its Mark

Robert Townsend directed the independent Black comedy, first released in 1987, and now on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection.

TIME BANDITS and Pasolini: Catching Up on Criterion in June 2023

Yes, I know I'm late, I'm late to a very important date, but yet, there is still plenty of time for all physical-media devotees to smash piggybanks, turn over mattresses, and otherwise plan June 2023 orders from The Criterion Collection,...

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN 4K Review: Deliriously, Exhaustingly Exhausting

Available from The Criterion Collection, director Terry Gilliam's ambitious and pricey yarn stars Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, and John Neville.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Ventures Into EVE'S BAYOU

Samuel L. Jackson and Jurnee Smollett star in Kasi Lemmons' mysterious family drama, set in America's Deep South.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Shepherds MARTIN SCORSESE'S WORLD CINEMA PROJECT NO. 4

Scorsese's Film Foundation once again teams with Criterion for another round of newly restored films of global significance.

4K Review: Criterion Harnesses THE POWER OF THE DOG For a Stunning Release

Jane Campion's revisionist Netflix Western stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jesse Plemons.

Blu-ray Review: TAKE OUT Delivers for Criterion

Early verité film by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou is a pressure cooker for a Chinese undocumented immigrant.

Criterion in December 2022: COOLEY HIGH, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Mai Zetterling, Michael Haneke

The Criterion Collection has always put acclaimed filmmakers first. so let's talk about Mai Zetterling and Michael Haneke first. In December 2022, Criterion will be releasing three films from each filmmaker. Michael Haneke: Trilogy collects the first three he directed:...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Takes Us to FROWNLAND

Ronald Bronstein, longtime Josh and Benny Safdie collaborator, directed an outburst of desperation and frustration, now on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Runs to Criterion

Joachim Trier's unique award-winning jaunt of the heart comes home.

Blu-ray Review: HOTEL DU NORD, Criterion Takes a Poetic Stroll Through Carné's Paris

Paris is arguably the most romanticized city in the world, and no wonder, given the music, the wine, the food, and the stereotype of all of these things being enjoyed by all citizens all the time. Much of early 20th...