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.
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!