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.
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.
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.
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.
This week The Criterion Collection released Satyajit Ray's 1966 film The Hero on home video. Now that I've seen it, Ray may have ousted Ingmar Bergman as my favorite director of all time. Maybe. Today, at any rate. Here I look at this surprisingly compassionate film.
George A. Romero's influential horror picture came out fifty years ago. It looks at good as ever on its new home video release from The Criterion Collection.