Let's stick with the theme of 1938 French films. The Criterion Collection recently released Marcel Pagnol's The Baker's Wife, a tremendous, if problematic, film.
Marcel Carné's Port of Shadows is a landmark film, romantic and shadowy, featuring iconic performances from three of cinema's best. Kino recently released this gem on home video, and I recommend picking it up.
Jacques Becker's Touchez pas au grisbi welcomed Jean Gabin back from a career slump, and I'm hoping its appearance on Blu-ray from Kino welcomes Jean Gabin to the screens and hearts of a new generation of cinephiles.
The Criterion Collection recently released Alan J. Pakula's 1971 film Klute, starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
Sergei Bondarchuk's seven-hour adaptation of War and Peace was recently released by The Criterion Collection. It is a masterpiece, a phantasmagoria of philosophy and drama.
Recently The Criterion Collection released Bruno Dumont's first two feature films, La vie de Jésus and L'humanité. They are slow and sometimes brutal explorations of violence and compassion. Trevor takes a look.
Trevor looks at Michael Haneke's controversial 1997 thriller Funny Games.
William Wyler's The Heiress is a magnificent adaptation of Henry James's Washington Square. The recent release from The Criterion Collection is definitely worth your time.
Elia Kazan's 1957 A Face in the Crowd is a shockingly contemporary film. It has just been released on home video by The Criterion Collection, and here are my thoughts.
For all of its flaws, Edgar G. Ulmer's 1945 film noir, Detour, is an engaging, provocative classic. The Criterion Collection released a new restoration on home video this month.