Two silent classics travel from nitrate to VHS to HD Blu-rays, regaining something of their forgotten glory.
Pitfall presents a clammy credibility and a grasp of grown-up behavior; whereas Flaxy Martin is a plot full of unpleasant people in an unpleasant world of big-city corruption.
Double Take has gotten themselves into another fine mess: If one Steve is going to discuss Laurel and Hardy's Sons of the Desert alone, the other Steve is going to do it with him.
In these three '30s-era films we see the wise-cracking reporter role subverted, the stereotyped melodrama played out, and a sympathetic, Pre-Code eye toward adultery.
As the world went to Hell in 1970, Jimi Hendrix took his listeners to Heaven.
One of Joe Strummer's most frustrating moments is dissected for music lovers, one more time, in I Need a Dodge.
As Criterion continues to unleash its Blu-rays of eclectic film classics at a mad pace, we continue trying to keep up with so many riches.
When the fighting gets this bad, they don't bother with coffins. Double Take takes sides on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 classic, Yojimbo.
The short films collected in Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970 offer something to confuse, astound, bore, and dazzle any viewer.
Garfield's noirs just got darker as he went along.