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.
The Criterion Collection recently released the 1927 Harold Lloyd film The Kid Brother in a stuffed home video edition.
Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky is a terrific film that explores toxic masculinity before it even had a name.
In 1946, Julien Duvivier returned to France and for his first post-World War II film made Panique, an adaptation of one of Georges Simenon's dark books of human ugliness. It's a fantastic film, and The Criterion Collection recently released a great edition on home video.
Trevor looks at Samuel Fuller's 1957 western noir, Forty Guns, recently released on home video from The Criterion Collection.
The Criterion Collection recently released a fantastic home video edition of Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons, a fine film as it stands but also notable as a massacred masterpiece and one from which Welles felt he never recovered.