Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure' | 4 Mar 2015 // 8:20 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 // 3:00 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.
'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation | 19 Oct 2014 // 8:30 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.
'Cinema' --That's Italian for Cinema | 4 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM
New DVD provider RaroVideo USA is coming out of the gate with two lavish Criterion-worthy releases: The Clowns and the Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection. One is nominally "arty" and the other "lowdown", but the lines deserve to be blurred.
Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries' | 20 Apr 2014 // 8:10 PM
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.
Nightmare Visions in 'The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films' | 4 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM
The mechanical, the insectile and the organically gooey world of beautiful ugliness in Brothers' Quay films.
French Filmmaker Julien Duvivier Is Ripe for Rediscovery | 30 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM
All four films in Criterion's Julien Duvivier in the Thirties present a sour, self-critical image of French civilization, and do it with finesse.