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The Sword of Doom (1966) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "One of the most violent and nihilistic of samurai films, but one that doesn't take pleasure in its violence."

Blu-ray Today: Watership Down, Big Hero 6, Sons of Anarchy - It's Family Film Day!

2 days agoHumor : Topless Robot

Watership Down (Criterion Collection) - Watership Down was one of my absolute favorite books when I was younger - an epic adventure with a quest, a team of heroes, a big bad evil villain who doesn...

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "To call Fassbinder a filmmaker is almost insulting."

La Cienaga (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "Perplexing and disturbing and fabulously made."

My Winnipeg (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "A weird and wonderful cinematic achievement that comes as close as anything I know to letting us share a dream."

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Sword of Doom' and more Japanese cinema

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This is a good moment for fans of Japanese cinema, with the Criterion Collection releasing a beloved samurai film classic and a group of five films from a director little known in this country.

It Happened One Night (1934) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

4 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Patrick Naugle Quote: "There are few films as timeless and adored."

Tootsie (1982) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "Sydney Pollack's Tootsie is basically a feature-length sitcom, but it's a fantastic feature-length sitcom."

The Palm Beach Story (1942) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

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Reviewed by Patrick Bromley Quote: "It's been a few years since I last (and first) saw The Palm Beach Story, and I enjoyed it far more here than my previous viewing."

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’

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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 months 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

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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

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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 »      

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