Rainer Werner Fassbinder created some of the most powerful films about how circumstances can crush an individual, and they're magnificent and empathetic. Here is one where the individuals have the power to change their circumstances, and it's delightful. Trevor reviews Fassbinder's Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, recently released on home video by The Criterion Collection.
This week The Criterion Collection released a lavish edition of The Princess Bride, and I highly recommend falling in love with Rob Reiner's unique and benevolent film again if you've seen it or for the first time if you haven't!
Brian De Palma's 1973 film Sisters is a twisty, murderous option for your Halloween night!
Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev is one of the great films. For years it's been difficult to see at home in any kind of good condition, but that has changed this week with a new release from The Criterion Collection.
This week, The Criterion Collection has released Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's 1968 film Memories of Underdevelopment.
This week, The Criterion Collection released Robert M. Young's The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, a film portraying the 1901 manhunt that started due to an act of poor translation.
This week The Criterion Collection released Powell & Pressburger's 1946 film, A Matter of Life and Death, and it's a beautiful presentation of one of the most acclaimed films of all time.
King Hu's 1967 film Dragon Inn is a fun and beautiful early wuxia classic. The Criterion Collection recently released it on home video.
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.