True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season and Laverne & Shirley: The Sixth Season are the television highlights among this week's new DVD releases. The Criterion Collection releases an expanded edition of Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool Mel Brooks: Make A...
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "Jubal is hardly a long-forgotten masterpiece, but an engaging ambitious film."
Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "Few things in film make me happier than a well-crafted western and, truly, 3:10 to Yuma ranks right up with the top films of the genre."
Reviewed by Patrick Cooper Sitting down to write a review of the Criterion Collection’s Naked Lunch Blu-ray, I thought about how I’d probably get nothing done if my laptop had a pulsating sphincter. The film, loosely based on the infamous drug-soaked book by William S. Burroughs, may be David Cronenberg’s most unusual and least accessible... Read More
The Criterion Collection releases two classic Westerns directed by Delmer Daves this week, Jubal and 3:10 to Yuma, which both star Glenn Ford. Cloud Atlas, the film adaptation of David Mitchell's novel of the same name, hits stores tomorrow....
For a film buff, the “Criterion Closet” is one of the most beautiful places on earth—it’s where the revered,… Read More
Reviewed by Tom Becker Quote: "One of the most casually perfect movies ever made, one of the truest documents of an era without actually being about said era."
Microsoft has added another marquee app to its Windows Phone 8 catalog: Hulu Plus. The video service app debuted Monday on the Windows Phone store, offering streamed access to its catalog of TV shows and Criterion Collection films for an $8 per month subscription. Show More Summary
The Criterion Collection releases a Blu-ray edition of Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders. Shane Carruth's Upstream Color and Joann Sfar's animated adaptation of his graphic novel The Rabbi's Cat are the week's theatrical highlights. New television DVDs include 30...
Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet finally gets the Criterion Collection treatment, and if, like me, you are one of those people who is still buying physical objects for your library in a world where everything will soon be streaming you should absolutely put this purchase at the top of your list. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "An opportunity to discover one of cinema's great silent comics (albeit one working long after the silent film era)."
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "It's a turbulent melodrama with surprising depths, a movie that thoughtfully observes a man's romantic yearnings curdling into something much nastier."
Iggy Pop — the man, the legend, the former East Villager — is suddenly everywhere: in a new Chrysler ad filmed with John Varvatos on the Bowery, in a new Criterion Collection video in which he recounts his involvement in “Repo Man,” and in a funny ad for his new album, “Ready to Die.” (Oh, and [...]
This week, Michael Bay did something that I thought was only possible if you were named Joel Schumacher: he apologized for a loud, bloated late-’90s summer stimulus-athon. In an interview with the Miami Herald promoting his Florida-set Pain & Gain, Bay said, “I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "While Richard III is gorgeously produced and obviously a product of love, contemporary audiences will have to work to get anything out of it."
The Criterion Collection releases expanded edition of Laurence Olivier's Richard III and Pierre Etaix, which collects several of the French director's feature and short films. Literary adaptations include a Blu-ray edition of the 1974 film The Great Gatsby and...
Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 film The Devil’s Backbone will finally be getting a blu-ray release July 30th from the Criterion Collection, which means it has a stunning new transfer and a boatload of extras. “The most personal film by Guillermo del Toro is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final... Read More
Another slow week for DVD and Blu-ray releases, but hey, hopefully your taxes are done, and you can pick up Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Otherwise, there’s a great classic 80’s film hitting the Criterion collection, and some classic Jackie Chan films. New: Django Unchained: One of the biggest surprises at this year’s Oscars was the [...]
The Criterion Collection releases an expanded edition of Repo Man and the box set Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System, which collects four of the Japanese director's films (The Thick-Walled Room, I Will Buy You, Black River,...
Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained is in stores tomorrow. Other feature films include Hyde Park on Hudson, which features Bill Murray as FDR. The Criterion Collection releases Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell and a Blu-ray edition of David...