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Don't Look Now (1973) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

4 days agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Rightfully considered a classic of British cinema."

‘The Thin Blue Line,’ ‘The Jinx,’ and Why We Love True Crime Documentaries

When the Criterion Collection scheduled this week’s release of their new DVD and Blu-ray special edition of Errol Morris’ 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line, they could never have guessed the fortuity of their timing. What was initially a typical Criterion catalog release became a savvy bit of synchronicity thanks to the pop-culture ubiquity of Andrew Jarecki’s … Read More

Fandor Hosts Rotating Criterion Collection Films at Hulu Plus

Fandor, the premiere streaming service for independent, classic and critically-acclaimed films, shorts and documentaries, in a partnership with the Criterion Collection and Hulu Plus, is currently home to a rotation of uniquely curated bundles of Criterion films available to watch instantly via desktop, set top and mobile devices. Show More Summary

From The Thin Blue Line to The Jinx: Errol Morris’s True Crime Prototype

The Thin Blue Line is a prototype for today's true-crime documentaries, but would it still fit in with the modern examples? As Errol Morris's classic arrives in a new Criterion Collection release, Landon Palmer looks at the film in the...Show More Summary

Albert Maysles, Documentary Legend, Dead at 88

A statement on the Criterion Collection's Facebook page today announced that documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles has died at the age of 88. No cause of death was given. There aren't many filmmakers who can accurately be called a legend, but that's exactly what Maysles was, and will remain. Typically working in... More »

Albert Maysles Dead - 'Grey Gardens' Filmmaker Dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the legendary documentary filmmaker, has died at age 88. The news was confirmed by The Criterion Collection, the company that has just released the filmmaker’s movie Grey Gardens back into theaters in honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary. “Our dear friend Albert Maysles passed away last night at the age of 88. We [...]

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Watch: Edgar Wright Stops By Criterion Collection to Pick Favorites

Ah yes, it's time to delve into the cinephile mind of Edgar Wright. What films have influenced him as a filmmaker, which are his favorites? Edgar (follow him on twitter @edgarwright) recently stopped by the Criterion Collection offices in New York and raided their DVD closet, as all respectable filmmakers must do. Show More Summary

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

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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!

last monthHumor : 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

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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

La Cienaga (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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

My Winnipeg (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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

Tootsie (1982) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

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’

2 months agoHumor : 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

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