Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure' | 4 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM
Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together.
The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Separate But Unequal: 'Pioneers of African-American Cinema' | 8 Aug 2016 // 9:30 PM
Funded by Kickstarter, this five-disc set preserves and restores the most significant collection of "race films" on DVD and Blu-ray.
'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation | 19 Oct 2014 // 9:30 PM
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe.
Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries' | 20 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.
That's Keaton, Buster: The Complete Silent Shorts | 6 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM
These 32 shorts are often ingenious and for some reason rely frequently on cross-dressing.
Nightmare Visions in 'The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films' | 4 Jan 2016 // 9:10 PM
The mechanical, the insectile and the organically gooey world of beautiful ugliness in Brothers' Quay films.