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ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED Blu-ray Review: Refusing the Blood Money

Laura Poitras' biography of Nan Goldin has so much more to say about the moral obligations of art and artists in an unhealthy world.

DRYLONGSO Blu-ray Review: Serial Killer Stalks Young Black People

Directed by Cauleen Smith, Toby Smith and April Barnett star in the 1999 drama, now available from the Criterion Collection.

BREATHLESS 4K Review: Anarchy on Screen

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg star in Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature, now in 4K from the Criterion Collection.

BRANDED TO KILL 4K Review: Exciting and Funny

Suzuki Seijun's 1967 masterpiece, starring Shishido Joe, got him fired from Nikkatsu. Now available from The Criterion Collection.


July 2023 will sizzle no matter where you live, judging by what the Criterion Collection plans to release that month. Martin Scorsese's After Hours, Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, and Carl Franklin's One False Move are all significant films that are getting...

4K Review: Wong Kar Wai's IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Looks Sumptuous

The World of Wong Kar Wai steps into UHD and, surprise surprise, it looks fantastic.

Review: CURE, Hypnotically Haunting

Masterfully directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, the intense murder mystery stars Yakusho Kôji and Hagiwara Masato, now on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Review: THE LAST WALTZ, An Endless Jamboree

In reviewing the jaw-dropping induction of Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz into the Criterion Collection, one must begin with its remarkable cover art. It’s a photograph that I have never seen before -- this coming from someone who has seen...

Blu-ray Review: BOAT PEOPLE Shows What War Leaves In Its Wake

Ann Hui's devastating 1982 portrait of postwar Vietnam and its refugees is despairingly relevant, even timely, in 2022.

Blu-ray Review: LOVE & BASKETBALL Still A Gem, 20 Years Later

Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps star in director Gina Prince-Blythewood's debut feature, which joins the Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Review: STREETWISE and TINY, Criterion's Latest Double Feature, Spans A Lifetime

content warning: addiction, child sexual abuse, suicide Devastated by the Boeing Bust in the early 1970s, Seattle remained on shaky economic ground for years -- with a nation-leading unemployment rate and a rock-bottom minimum wage. In the shadow of this...

Blu-ray Review: FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI, An Opium-Fogged Reverie

More Hou Hsiao-Hsien in the Criterion Collection, please.

Blu-ray Review: Djibril Diop Mambéty's Formative TOUKI BOUKI from Criterion

Sengelase filmmaking comes through with a one-two punch in back-to-back Blu-rays.

Blu-ray Review: MANDABI, Follow the Money (Order) in Criterion's Release

Following 'Black Girl', a new restoration of Ousmane Sembène's sophomore feature arrives this week.

Coming Soon on Criterion: CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, and More Good Things

'Secrets & Lies,' 'Touka bouki' and 'World of Wong Kar Wai' are also heading our way in March 2021.

Blu-ray Review: TOKYO OLYMPIAD Stands Tall As an Artistic Commentary on Sports

Ichikawa Kon's magnificent film, now available on a splendid, comprehensive Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, transcends its 'sports documentary' premise.

Blu-ray Review: George Cukor's HOLIDAY Is As Alive as Ever

The screwball genre may remember George Cukor most fondly for his Katherine Hepburne / Cary Grant vehicle, 1940’s The Philadelphia Story, which helped to rescue Kat from her cruel ‘box office poison’ tagging. But for my patronage, Cukor’s lesser-known, Holiday,...

Blu-ray Review: UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD Marks The End Of A Movie Decade

A 1991 film about 1999 feels exactly right in 2019, as we round out a decade in which film changed -- and died -- and will live -- forever.

Blu-ray Review: MATEWAN Sticks Up For The Little Guy

The Criterion Collection rounds the corner on its final three-digit spine number (#999) this week with John Sayles' 1987 union drama, Matewan, before busting our collective eyeballs (and wallets) with spine #1000 -- the Godzilla boxed set -- which hits...