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L’enfance nue (DVD Review)   30 Aug, 2010

The late Maurice Pialiat’s film about foster care focuses on Francois (Michel Terrazon), who is...More>>

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3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (DVD Review)   13 Sep, 2010

Criterion’s magnificent new box of three late-1920s Josef von Sternberg silent films —...More>>

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Charade (Blu-ray Review)    4 Oct, 2010

'Charade' is sometimes called the best Hitchcock movie not directed by Hitchcock, but despite some...More>>

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Thin Red Line, The (Blu-ray Review)   18 Oct, 2010

Rhapsodically photographed by John Toll and given one of Criterion’s most bang-up color...More>>

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Paths of Glory (Blu-ray Review)   1 Nov, 2010

Cinematically, the film still dazzles as much as it ever has.More>>

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Night of the Hunter, The (Blu-ray Review)   29 Nov, 2010

Even for a movie budgeted in the $600,000 range with a short 36-day shooting schedule, Charles...More>>

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Blu-ray Review)   17 Jan, 2011

Criterion long ago issued a laserdisc of this sleeper and has basically replicated the initial...More>>

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Shock Corridor (Blu-ray Review)   31 Jan, 2011

Criterion has released 'Shock Corridor' before, but this remastered version includes new essays and...More>>

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Broadcast News (Blu-ray Review)   14 Feb, 2011

James L. Brooks’ second feature as a director reverberates today in terms of the climactic mass...More>>

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Sweet Smell of Success (Blu-ray Review)   28 Feb, 2011

Though it was a box office and critical flop in its day, 'Sweet Smell of Success' is now considered...More>>

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Senso (Blu-ray Review)   7 Mar, 2011

Here are the visuals Luchino Visconti intended. Every shot is a painting, as you’ve heard said of...More>>

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Au Revoir Les Enfants (Blu-ray Review)   14 Mar, 2011

You can walk into this movie not knowing anything about the particulars and almost immediately...More>>

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Times of Harvey Milk, The (Blu-ray Review)   28 Mar, 2011

Rob Epstein’s Oscar-winning documentary is one of the great films of the ‘80s.More>>

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Topsy-Turvy (Blu-ray Review)   4 Apr, 2011

There’s never been anything quite like ‘Topsy-Turvy,’ despite the hundred of backstage movies...More>>

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Kes (Blu-ray Review)   2 May, 2011

A pre-release festival favorite whose subsequent niche popularity even astonished its makers,...More>>

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Blow Out (Blu-ray Review)   9 May, 2011

The new Blu-ray’s soundtrack sounds as if it has been pumping some iron, and visually, this is...More>>

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Something Wild (Blu-ray Review)   16 May, 2011

Assuming a certain degree of competence in terms of execution, some movies get a blistering shot...More>>

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Pale Flower (Blu-ray Review)   30 May, 2011

Director Masahiro Shinoda’s yakuza/gambling toughie is one enigmatically hip movie that keeps...More>>

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Makioka Sisters, The (Blu-ray Review)   20 Jun, 2011

Uncommonly short on bonus features for a Criterion release, 'Sisters' does have a lovely new...More>>

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Kiss Me Deadly (Blu-ray Review)   23 Jun, 2011

‘Kiss Me Deadly’ turned out to be a bedrock masterpiece of American cinema, one with a far more...More>>

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