Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "This is such an astonishingly good debut feature -- it's no wonder that so many were convinced that Green might be the next Terrence Malick."
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Not Akira Kurosawa's best film, but it is a great mix of the things he does best."
Kogonada created this short for The Criterion Collection which examines the compositional similarities between Fantastic Mr. Fox and Wes Anderson’s other films. Given his penchant for precision, we’re guessing it was no coincidence.
Gizmodo recently visited the New York City headquarters of The Criterion Collection to find out how the company restores classic films and converts them to digital formats. This Gizmodo video follows Criterion’s process of restoring Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 spy thriller, Foreign Correspondent.
Reviewed by Mac McEntire Quote: "Filmed on a threadbare budget with handheld cameras and natural lighting, Breathless is a great example of a creative filmmaker doing a lot with very little."
Criterion Games has made the Legendary Cars Collection DLC for Burnout Paradise free today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in North America) in memory of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis. The pack contains four vehicles all of which are references to famous cars in pop culture. Show More Summary
UK developer Criterion has made the Burnout Paradise Legendary Car Collection DLC free today for Xbox 360 to "honour" Harold Ramis, who died recently. Ramis famously played Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters films. The Legendary Car Collection includes a reworking of the Hunter Manhattan Spirit, which the DLC made to look like the Ecto 1. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "One of Soderbergh's most emotionally-involving films, a tender-yet-firm examination of a bygone era."
One of these days, someone is going to sit down and watch the entire Criterion Collection, or maybe just a few of the most beloved movies of all-time, and that person will examine each frame in order to discover some seriously depraved stuff hidden away in those classics. Show More Summary
The Criterion Collection has announced two new titles and three Blu-ray upgrades set for release in May. Check out the new cover art along with a full list of extra features for each in the gallery viewer below! Debuting in the collection...Show More Summary
Reviewed by Jim Thomas Quote: "As good as the movie is as a straight thriller, Joseph Goebbels knew what he was talking about when he praised the film as 'a masterpiece of propaganda.'"
If you’ve watched all the supplements on several Criterion releases over the past decade or so, you’ve no doubt seen some short pieces on how the film restoration process works at Criterion. But methods always change, and the Criterion workflow changes with new technology. One of the label’s latest releases is Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent, […]
Reviewed by Tom Becker Quote: "This is must-see filmmaking."
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "A gorgeous film adapted from an amazing novel by a director in full command of his cinematic faculties."
Plenty of cinephiles love what the folks at The Criterion Collection do with films that deserve meticulously crafted special edition releases on Blu-Ray and DVD. But they may not know the hard work that goes into restoring films from decades past with negatives that may not be in the best condition for a high-definition transfer. Show More Summary
There are few names that represent a commitment to the distribution of classic films like the Criterion Collection. Since the 1980s, they have remastered and released hundreds of movies on Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray. We recently visited...Show More Summary
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "There's something about the warmth and vitality of stop-motion animation that somehow makes this Anderson movie feel just a little bit more vibrant than the rest."
There are mostly new releases this week, and it’s the television seasons that are the must buys. The Criterion Collection is releasing the first title they’re going to intentionally double dip, while one of the most underrated releases of 2013 hits the digital format. New: All is Lost: Robert Redford stars by himself in this [...]
The new Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is garnering praise left and right. While you wait for its March opening date, there’s plenty of time to take in the new blu-ray release of an older Anderson movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Criterion Collection disc, which hits stores next week, features an extensive suite […]
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "One of those films remembered much more as film than as a story. After all, it's one of the most revered and influential movies of its era."