Articles tagged criterion collection

A ‘Sword of Doom’ in a Power Vacuum

As Kihachi Okamoto's film depicts, the end of a lengthy period of power leaves room for nihilistic violence to consume the power vacuum that's left in place.

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Unnerving ‘Insomnia’ Gets Under Your Skin

Most people know Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia; few people, regrettably, know the superior work from which it is adapted.

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Wes Anderson and His Weird Ways Are Quite Apparent in ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?

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It’s a Different Kind of Road Trip in Ingmar Bergman’s Classic, ‘Wild Strawberries’

Over the course of his trip, our protagonist will have a series of experiences that show him aspects of his past life and bring him to a realization of how he needs to change.

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‘High and Low’: This Is Not Your Typical Mindless Rich Guy

Akira Kurosawa makes a daring attempt to tell an epic story of rich businessmen, determined cops, and the low-end criminals and drug addicts struggling to survive.

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‘Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)’ Will Leave You Breathless

No one can resist the breathtaking beauty or the heart-breaking love story of Orfeu Negro, Marcel Camus' 1959 award-winning masterpiece, which is now available as a Criterion Collection release.

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‘Walkabout’ Is the Rarest of Films That Will Change Your Life Again Every Time You Return to It

Like any memorable work of art, Walkabout manages to convey certain elusive insights that, upon reflection, are so obvious they seem revelatory.

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8 Dec 2009 // 12:54 AM

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa, The Criterion Collection [$399.00]

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16 Dec 2008 // 12:07 PM

Orson Welles once said, “Every performance is better in black and white,” according to confidant Peter Bogdanovich. “There is something about black and white,” Bogdanovich

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MISSING (1982) 4 stars Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron and John Shea. Director: Costa-Gavras Distributor: Criterion Collection Rated PG How many Americans would have paid

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DEATH OF A CYCLIST (MUERTE DE UN CICLISTA) 4 stars Cast: Alberto Closas, Lucia Bose, Otello Toso, Carlos Casaravilla, Bruna Corra and Jula Delgado Caro Writer-Director:

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Paul Robeson: Showing a Little Grit

Today, Paul Robeson seems impossible. How could one man have accomplished so much, commanded such respect, be so large and legendary, even during his lifetime?

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

// Sound Affects

"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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