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.
Kenji Mizoguchi's 1954 film A Story from Chikamatsu is an under seen masterpiece. Trevor looks at the recent Criterion release.
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.