Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: A Matter of Life and Death

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.

By |2018-07-25T13:06:56+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Emeric Pressburger, Film Reviews, Michael Powell|Tags: |1 Comment

Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

This week The Criterion Collection released one of its landmark boxsets, Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood, which contains all six Hollywood films the director and star made together.

Lino Brocka: Manila in the Claws of Light

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.

By |2018-06-20T15:47:13+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Lino Brocka|Tags: |0 Comments

Paul Schrader: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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.

By |2018-05-29T15:09:49+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Paul Schrader|Tags: |0 Comments