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...
Neo-Noir DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS Slinks It's Way to Criterion
Los Angeles, 1948. The war is over and we won. That, though, is past. Victory euphoria? Fading, fading quickly. For some, particularly the alienated veterans of classic Film Noir, they’ve survived the fire only to have landed in an altogether different frying pan. What’s the opposite...
Criterion in September 2022: EXOTICA, SOUND OF METAL, TAKE OUT Lead the Pack
Brian De Palma's 'Blow Out' should blow everyone away in 4K, as should new editions of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project.
Blu-ray Review: Criterion Tracks Down MR. KLEIN
Joseph Losey deftly directs Alain Delon in this uniquely noir-esque historical fiction.
Blu-ray Review: MISSISSIPPI MASALA, A Gorgeous Restoration of a Vibrant Romantic Drama
Romantic dramas are a bit too few and far between in recent years (at least good ones); have we become too cynical in the 21st century, has the burden of existence mean we too seldom scoff at those stories who...
Now on 4K: LE CERCLE ROUGE, Born Innocent, But Not For Long
Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè and Yves Montand star in the great Jean-Pierre Melville's classic heist thriller.
Blu-ray Review: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
Watching Written on the Wind was my first introduction to the famous auteur of the melodramatic, Douglas Sirk (Imitation of Life, Magnificent Obsession, Hitler’s Madman). The 2K Blu-ray restoration is out now via the Criterion Collection. Sirk was a German...