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DVD Review: The Palm Beach Story is among the most pragmatic of screwball comedies

Preston Sturges’ The Palm Beach Story, newly released as part of the Criterion Collection this week, generally gets classified as a screwball comedy, and it definitely has all the hallmarks of that genre: the rapid-fire pace, the witty dialogue, the zany ensemble, the battle of the sexes. Show More Summary

Footage of Matthew McConaughey Auditioning for the Classic Richard Linklater Film ‘Dazed and Confused’

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The Criterion Collection has shared footage of a young Matthew McConaughey auditioning for his role of David Wooderson in Richard Linklater‘s classic 1993 stoner film Dazed and Confused. images via Movie Man’s Guide to the Movies

Watch Matthew McConaughey’s Original Audition Tape For ‘Dazed And Confused’

Matthew McConaughey got his big break after auditioning for the role of charming stoner, Wooderson, in the 1993 coming-of-age movie, “Dazed and Confused.” And on Monday, Criterion Collection released the audition video as part of part of the company’s “Dazed and Confused” special edition. Show More Summary

Watch Matthew McConaughey Swagger Through his ‘Dazed and Confused’ Audition

The Criterion Collection released McConaughey's audition tape from his breakout role in Richard Linklater's 1993 stoner classic "Dazed and Confused."

Watch Matthew McConaughey's Dazed and Confused Audition Tape

Matthew McConaughey has had the one-handed, I'm-driving-a-Lincoln pose down for a couple decades apparently. The Criterion Collection published a couple spliced clips yesterday of the actor's audition tape, from the early '90s, which featured him trying out to be David Wooderson from Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. The footage shows... More »

Safe (1995) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Though it wasn't recognized at the time, Safe has become a new classic, proving that both Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes have been masters of their respective crafts from the beginning."

The Night Porter (1974) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

3 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "Riding the fine line between art and exploitation, it has the power to both titillate and disgust, often in the same scene."

Time Bandits (1981) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

3 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Mac McEntire Quote: "Breathtaking visuals, goofy humor, and a sly deconstruction of kids' fantasy movies. It put Terry Gilliam on the map."

Anthony Hopkins Almost Had A Different Mask For ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’

Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection released a fascinating peek from behind the scenes of 1991?s infamous and terrifying thriller The Silence Of The Lambs. The footage showed actor Anthony Hopkins, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, trying on several different masks that would be used during the character’s […]

The Creative Process Behind The Beautiful Criterion's Movie Covers

Criterion Collection just released an amazing 306-page book showing all the cover art work they commissioned to different artists during last 30 years. This neat video, full of cinematic references, is a sneak peek into that book. More »      

Les Blank: Always for Pleasure (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "This is an amazing set from Criterion, and perhaps my only complaint about it is that it's so good I want more."

The Shooting / Ride the Whirlwind (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "I still contend that anyone can release a top-notch version of a classic European art house film. But it takes a company like Criterion to have the dedication to take a couple of cheap Western from the mid '60s and give them the presentation and context they need to shine as significant moments in the history of film."

L'avventura (1960) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "It's famously a film in which almost nothing happens; a mood piece which attempts to bring some of the long-held techniques of literature to cinema."

Blu-ray Today: Guardians of the Galaxy, Time Bandits and Multiple Nerd-a-versaries

Time Bandits: The Criterion Collection - If you don't own Time Bandits in some form, I'm just going to say it: you are a terrible person. Terrible to yourself, mostly, for depriving yourself of on...

Watch: 30 Years Of Great Design From The Criterion Collection In Under 2 Minutes

Because Great Films Also Need Great Cover Art When it comes to home video, no one pays more attention to minute details than The Criterion Collection, an American video-distribution company that specializes in preserving and distributing...Show More Summary

DVD Review: Criterion collects the joyful, humane documentaries of Les Blank

Documentaries tend to be serious business, and that’s especially true to when it comes to the legends of nonfiction filmmaking—Frederick Wiseman, Albert and David Maysles, Errol Morris, etc. Les Blank, however, was a glorious anomaly. Show More Summary

Take a Look at the Criterion Collection’s New Cover Art Coffee Table Book

"When people come to visit the Criterion Collection, their first stop is often the art department," writes Criterion Collection president Peter Becker in the introduction to the film company's new coffee table book, Criterion Designs. "We have a white wall covered with metallic paint and magnets where we put up the... More »

30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book

Criterion Designs is a beautifully designed book that captures 30 years of iconic movie covers. The post 30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book appeared first on WIRED.

30 Years of Amazing Criterion Collection Art Packed Into a Single Book

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today the Criterion Collection released a 306-page book full of the designs it has commissioned since 1984, including covers, supplemental art, concept art, and more. Criterion Designs is a coffee table book we can all believe in. Read more...

The 8 People You Meet in a Screwball Comedy

This week, the Criterion Collection released a … Read More

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