Not your normal Halloween fare, this 1964 Japanese horror anthology is a slow burn, but Criterion's uncut HD transfer is one of their best.
Criterion gives the 1969 cult classic The Honeymoon Killers an HD upgrade, complete with all the bells and whistles we've come to love the collection for.
The Killers has long been one of the most intriguing entries in the Criterion Collection, packing together to brilliant films from different eras adapted from the same Ernest Hemingway short story.
A Criterion release always warrants consideration of a film, and though we don't still completely understand A Master Builder, this edition certainly helps us appreciate it.
Criterion continues its tradition of releasing hard to find gems this week with two films from the uncompromising Costa-Gavras; The Confession (1970) and State Of Siege (1972).
The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray rerelease of Preston Sturges' classic comedy Sullivan's Travels is a must-have for any cinephile. Few comedies age so well while also maintaining a certain gravitas.
Errol Morris' first three documentaries get a well deserved Criterion treatment, with a double bill of Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida on one disc, and the modern classic crime doc The Thin Blue Line standing on its own.
A few thoughts on The Fisher King and some of the other titles the Criterion Collection just announced that they'd be releasing in June.
An update on every cinephile's favourite collection, one that will always have a special spot on our Dork Shelf.
An in-depth look at two films released by Criterion this month: Nicolas Roeg's essential Don't Look Now and Fellini's surreal Satyricon.
Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam, 1981) – Possible genius and confirmed madman Terry Gilliam is one of the most fascinating directors of his generation. Yet, he’s also a guy far too silly to be taken particularly seriously and way too twisted to be commercial. He’s a perennial cult filmmaker, which is probably appropriate given his time […]
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934) – As anyone who knows the ropes of a movie trivia pub night can tell you, there are only three movies that won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress at the Oscars. Of those three movies, the least substantial by far is It Happened One […]
F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1975) – Orson Welles might have spent most of his life struggling to make films after forever changing the medium with Citizen Kane, but he also never made a bad movie amidst those endless struggles. After tiring of his constant battles with the studio system in the 40s, Welles essentially […]
Alfonso Cuaron was a master craftsman from the second he was allowed to make movies, but it was only after Y Tu Mama Tambien that he became filmmaker who used his style to serve substance.
Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjaerg, 1997) – Though sadly overshadowed by the Al Pacino and Christopher Nolan American remake, Erik Skjoldbjaerg’s Insomnia remains one of the greatest thrillers of the 90s. While Skjoldbjaerg never quite managed to deliver an adequate follow up, his directorial debut was one of the most striking of his era. It’s a […]