Tag: criterioncollection

Criterion in February 2023: 4K THREE COLORS and DAZED AND CONFUSED Raise the Bar

In the Northern Hemisphere, February finds much of Canada, as well as parts of the U.S., under cover of darkness, snow and ice. The only shining glow comes from the television. If you anticipate this being your lot in life...

Blu-ray Review: THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS TRILOGY, Magnificent Hong Kong Cinema Milestone

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and Alan Mak Siu Fair directed the landmark trilogy, starring Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Anthony Wong and Eric Tsang, now out from Criterion Collection.

Criterion in January 2023: THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN and Some Other Movies

Also out in the new year: 'Bergman Island,' 'Imitation of Life,' 'This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection' and Lars von Trier's 'Europe Trilogy.'

Blu-ray Review: SOUND OF METAL, The Loss of Sound and the Fury

A criticism often levelled at me when I was growing up was that I spoke too loudly; this habit made people assume that I was obnoxious, or felt what I had to say was more important than anyone else. And...

4K Review: History Repeats Itself in LE CORBEAU

The Criterion Collection’s excellent 4K offerings keep growing, and on September 20 in North America, the company will release the formerly controversial film Le Corbeau. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les Diaboliques, The Wages of Fear), Le Corbeau was his second...

Blu-ray Review: BUCK AND THE PREACHER Blasts Away Western Cobwebs

Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte star in Poitier's directorial debut, a rambunctious Western that aims to correct the U.S. historical record. From The Criterion Collection.

Criterion in November 2022: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE in 4K and INFERNAL AFFAIRS Trilogy Remastered

Have I died? Is this Paradise? I say this because I (think) I just read that the Criterion Collection will be releasing Wong Kar Wai's transcendently beautiful In the Mood for Love in 4K. It doesn't really matter when (November...

Criterion in October 2022: CURE and Other Classics

Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Cure is one of the very few movies that made me stop breathing. I was in the middle of a full house for a screening at Asian Film Festival of Dallas. My blood ran cold. I started breathing...

4K Review: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Sophia Coppola’s debut feature, The Virgin Suicides, has been given the 4K restoration treatment by the discerning folks at The Criterion Collection. Released last week here in North America, this release also comes with a combo Blu-ray with supplements and...

4K Review: SHAFT

The Criterion Collection has tons of great new 4K releases lately, including groundbreaker Gordon Parks’ (The Learning Tree, Leadbelly) Shaft.   This 1971 cultural sucker punch had an undeniable effect on the film industry then, helping launch the Blaxploitation phenomenon. If...

Blu-ray Review: THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, In All Its Vulgar Glory

If I ever meet an extraterrestrial who asks me to help shed some light on America in the 20th century, high on its modern Earth watchlist would be Frank Tashlin’s The Girl Can’t Help It. For my money, it is,...

4K Review: Criterion's Sublime, Horrifying THE PIANO

The Piano is a difficult and amazing film. It asks viewers to fully invest in the images, sounds, in its nuances, subtext, foreshadowing, and provocations. It’s not a difficult film to understand on its most surface level, but it is...

Coming Soon on Criterion: EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) Leads April Releases

'Walker,' The Girl Can't Help It,' 'Miracle in Milan,' 'Round Midnight' and 'For All Mankind' also will be unleashed.

Blu-ray Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA: THE COMPLETE FILMS, Essential Entertainment

Tsui Hark's magnificent reinvention of Wong Fei-hung, starting with Donnie Yen, gets a deluxe treatment as The Criterion Collection scores a knockout with its box set.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Takes Us to Pit of ONIBABA

In fields of tall dry grass lies a pit just deep enough that escape is impossible. Not that any who fall in would think of escape, since they are already dead (or close enough) by the time they land with...

Blu-ray Review: RATCATCHER, Criterion Returns Us to A Child's Life in Glasgow

A boy wrapping himself in lace curtains. Garbage bags piled in the streets. Tom Jones on the telly. A filthy canal that doubles as a death trap. A mouse tied to a balloon. Bullies hiding 'round the corner. A house...

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE PIANO, TIME and THE CELEBRATION Ring In New Year

Also slated for release in January 2022 from The Criterion Collection: 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' 'A Hard Day's Night.'

Blu-ray Review: With Bittersweet Timing, Criterion Unveils MELVIN VAN PEEBLES: ESSENTIAL FILMS

The five-disc set holds six feature films and abundant additional material to honour the late director, a voracious and pluralistic cinematic voice.

Blu-ray Review: THROW DOWN, Get Back Up Again, Says Johnnie To

Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying and Tony Leung Ka-fai star in a very personal Johnnie To film, now available on a splendid Criterion Collection Blu-ray.

Criterion in December 2021: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, THE LEARNING TREE, THE RED SHOES

A trifecta of goodies await discerning cinema enthusiasts.