Criterion Collection

The Criterion Shelf: Starring Burt Lancaster

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.

The Criterion Shelf: Starring Anna Karina

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.

Top 6 Can’t Miss Blu-rays – May 2019

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!

The Immortal Story Criterion Blu-ray Review

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.

The Player Criterion Blu-ray Review

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.