The Criterion Collection: Where Do I Begin?

If you haven't made your way into the vast Criterion catalog and you're not sure where to start, I don't really think there is a right or wrong answer.  In fact, chances are, you've already started.  Several popular films such as The Breakfast Club, The Silence of the Lambs, and much of Wes Anderson's filmography are in... Continue Reading →

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HIGHLIGHTS: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” / Spine #942

Not many filmmakers as prolific as Terrence Malick have such inconsistent reactions to their films.  His first couple of ventures, Badlands and Days of Heaven, are universally acclaimed by both audiences and critics.  However, recent offerings such as To the Wonder, Knight of Cups, and Song to Song have received mixed reception.  What's strange is the film that seems to sit in the... Continue Reading →

April/May in Review

I apologize for not being on in a while.  School ending has kept me busy and I haven't gotten to watch as many films as I've wanted to, so I decided to combine the last two months.  Here's the months of April and May 2018 in review.  Solaris(1972) Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky / Spine #164 This... Continue Reading →

EXTRA: Criterion Announces July 2018 Releases

The Criterion Collection has just announced their titles being released in July.  Here are some excerpts from their website. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood - Collector's Set / Spine #930 Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich,... Continue Reading →

March in Review

A quick checklist of every Criterion title I've watched this month and a few words about them.  Here's the month of March 2018 in review. Shadows (1959) Dir. John Cassavetes / Spine #251 Cassavetes' career was a fascinating one.  Though he was an actor, appearing in such films as Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen, his true passion was... Continue Reading →

EXTRA: Criterion Announces June 2018 Releases

The Criterion Collection has just announced their titles being released in June.  Here are some excerpts from their website. Female Trouble (1974) Dir. John Waters / Spine #929 "Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence. Divine, director John Waters’ larger-than-life muse, engulfs the screen with... Continue Reading →

February in Review

A quick checklist of every Criterion title I've watched this month and a few words about them.  Here's the month of February 2018 in review. Amarcord (1973) Dir. Federico Fellini / Spine #4 Fellini's most personal, semi-autobiographical film that focuses on the people living in a small village in 1930's fascist Italy, told in a series... Continue Reading →

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