Víctor Erice's 1983 film, El Sur, is a masterpiece that feels all the more perfect for being, technically, "unfinished." The Criterion Collection recently released a new home video edition of the film.
Lino Brocka's 1975 film, Manila in the Claws of Light, is an important social parable played out on the real, gritty streets. It is easy to recommend The Criterion Collection's recent home video release of this strong film.
In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor discuss the final three films in the latest Eclipse Series release, Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years.
Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a beautiful film that engages beautifully with its complex subject, the Japanese author Yukio Mishima. The Criterion Collection recently released it on Blu-ray, and it's one of my favorite releases of the year . . . or ever.
Frank Borzage's 1948 film Moonrise is a lyrical noir with a lot to love but with some significant problems. The strengths, though, make it worth grappling with. The Criterion Collection recently released Borzage's late film on home video.
In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor discuss the first three films in the latest Eclipse Series release, Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years.
This week The Criterion Collection is releasing Leo McCarey's 1937 film, The Awful Truth, on home video. This is a great presentation of a landmark film.
The Criterion Collection recently released Ken Russell's Women in Love, an adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's 1920 novel. This is the way to get your D.H. Lawrence.
Carl Th. Dreyer's 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, is one of the most transcendent films I've ever seen. The new Criterion Collection release is a worthy edition and certainly will be in contention as one of my favorite releases -- film or book -- of 2018.
In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor welcome back the Eclipse series by looking at its most recent installment, Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara -- Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France.