Rita Hayworth was the very picture of fantasy, beautiful, sexually confident and charming; as with most fantasy images on screen, the image was just that.
A tall, broud-shouldered lug with a swindler’s smile, equal parts intellectual and corporeal, Burt Lancaster was a legend by the time of his death in 1994, and Bil Antoniou ranks fifteen of his films featured on the Criterion Channel.
Criterion Channel has assembled seventeen films that deal with films within films, here they are in my preferential order.
Wendy Hiller would have laughed to see anyone summing up her twenty-one film career. She always considered it something of an adjunct to her work on stage.
born in Denmark and always in possession of a haunted Nordic beauty and that delicate accent when she worked in French, she brought a lack of specificity to his investigations of post-war Paris and its soulless commercialism with her roles in films Alphaville (her most iconic) and Made In USA; but in films like the Rivette film in this collection, she also displayed enormous depths of warmth and sensitivity, while showing off a canny intelligence in movies like Fassbinder’s Chinese Roulette.
Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche features in eight titles currently available on The Criterion Channel, and we want to tell you which ones to watch.
Overwhelmed by options on the Criterion Channel? Bil Antoniou is your guide to the site's collections and wants to tell you where to start first.
Jeremy tackles Ingmar Bergman's Cinema: Centerpiece #1!
There are so many great Blu-ray releases this week that we’re going to switch it up and talk about the top six titles in stores TODAY – June 4th – and we’ll talk about the rest of the month next week!
The seasons may be changing but its Blu-ray season 24/7/365 here at That Shelf – and we’ve got the Top 6 Can’t Miss Blu-Ray’s that need to be on your shelf in the month of May!
So many choices yet so little ‘shelf’ space to dedicate to those new Blu-rays. Here are our Top 6 Can’t Miss Blu-Ray Choices to add to your shelf in the month of April.
Rare! Out of print! What are the crown jewels of your movie collection? Tell us what's on your shelf!
Criterion takes a trip to the dark side with Russ Meyer's pervy classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
The Criterion Collection rescues this Orson Welles curiosity from obscurity with their release of The Immortal Story, a film made late in the career of the auteur for French television.
After many years relegated to just being a Basic Blu, Criterion has re-released Robert Altman's 1992 Hollywood skewering comedy The Player with a bevy of new extras joining some great archival ones.