This week The Criterion Collection released Jane Campion's The Piano on Blu-ray and 4K UHD. I had never seen it before, but I have been fascinated with it and highly recommend it.
Humphrey Bogart made his breakthrough in Raoul Walsh's 1941 film High Sierra. This month, The Criterion Collection released a great two-disc edition of the film.
This week's New Yorker story is Karen Russell's "The Ghost Birds."
I just watched one of my new favorite films: Johnnie To's Throw Down. The Criterion Collection recently released a wonderful edition of the film, and I cannot recommend it enough!
The Criterion Collection recently released Samuel Fuller's Pickup on South Street on Blu-ray, and it's one folks should strongly consider picking up, particularly as it's that 50% off time of year!
Visions of Eight d. Juri Ozerov, Mai Zetterling, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, Kon Ichikawa, Miloš Forman, Claude Lelouch, and John Schlesinger (1973) The Criterion Collection Last year, likely in anticipation of the 2020 Summer Olympics, The Criterion Collection released a standalone edition of Kon Ichikawa's 1965 film Tokyo Olympiad, one of the greatest sports documentaries [...]
The Criterion Collection recently released a home video edition of Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1998 film Flowers of Shanghai. It's a lovely, intricately crafted film, so I highly recommend it here!
Recently The Criterion Collection released a Blu-ray upgrade of Jean-Luc Godard's 1966 film Masculin féminin. While I have always struggled to embrace Godard's work, this one got me in the right space.
Anthony Mann's 1950 film, The Furies, has just been released on Blu-ray. Its a magnificent release of a great film.
Frank Borzage's History Is Made at Night is a narrative tangle that nevertheless manages to be a lot of fun. The recent Criterion Collection edition is a fantastic way to discover and explore the film.