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The Killers Criterion Review

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.

Home Entertainment: Errol Morris on Criterion

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.

Home Entertainment Review: Time Bandits

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 […]

Home Entertainment Review: It Happened One Night

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 […]

Home Entertainment Review: F For Fake

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 […]

Home Entertainment Review: Y Tu Mama Tambien

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.

Home Entertainment Review: Insomnia (1997)

  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 […]