The Best Films of 2022 So Far: Marvels vs. the Mavericks

Surveying the best films of 2022 offers a mixed state of the union. Movie theatres, after nearly two years of COVID-19 closures in Toronto, are open and full of flicks. However, nearly every multiplex in town is screening the same few films. That rarely happened in 2019. COVID-19-related disruptions are obviously far from over. A […]

The Criterion Shelf: Directed by Juzo Itami

Tampopo is a perfect summation of Juzo Itami's vibe for its dark, almost cruel humour surrounding a sweet central relationship. "Japan is a culture where if you want something to eat, or you want to have sex, or whatever, you just do it," the director once said.

The Criterion Shelf: Pre-Code Paramount

From Morocco to Kiss and Make-Up, Criterion Channel's Pre-Code Paramount collection features some surprising violence and hanky panky with Marlene Dietrich and Mae West at their best.