Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Rightfully considered a classic of British cinema."
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, 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
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
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, 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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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
This week, the Criterion Collection releases … Read More
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."
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...
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "To call Fassbinder a filmmaker is almost insulting."
Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "Perplexing and disturbing and fabulously made."
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."
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.
Reviewed by Patrick Naugle Quote: "There are few films as timeless and adored."
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "Sydney Pollack's Tootsie is basically a feature-length sitcom, but it's a fantastic feature-length sitcom."
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."
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
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