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The Killing (Blu-ray Review)   29 Aug, 2011

This new Criterion release of Kubrick’s third feature is such a jewel that buried in the bonus...More>>

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Le Beau Serge (Blu-ray Review)   10 Oct, 2011

France’s Nouvelle Vague movement’s feature-film launch is credited to this rather brooding...More>>

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Island of Lost Souls (Blu-ray Review)   31 Oct, 2011

‘Souls’ is a 1932 screen adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Filmed partly on...More>>

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12 Angry Men (Blu-ray Review)   28 Nov, 2011

Director Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Reginald Rose’s famed teleplay '12 Angry...More>>

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Godzilla (Blu-ray Review)   23 Jan, 2012

Though no one will ever categorize the vintage Toho library holdings as a cache of pristine print...More>>

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Anatomy of a Murder (Blu-ray Review)   5 Mar, 2012

It’s not a stretch to claim that this probably is the best courtroom drama of all time.More>>

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War Room, The (Blu-ray Review)   26 Mar, 2012

The Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker look at the “new breed” strategists who got Bill Clinton...More>>

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Organizer, The (Blu-ray Review)   7 May, 2012

Director/co-scripter Mario Monicelli’s pro-labor paean to everyday grunts is a notable look back...More>>

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Summer With Monika (Blu-ray Review)   11 Jun, 2012

Though time has been kind to a lot of early works from Ingmar Bergman, here’s a case — judging...More>>

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39 Steps, The (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jul, 2012

This landmark is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most emblematic and purely entertaining movies — an...More>>

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Last Days of Disco, The (Blu-ray Review)   30 Jul, 2012

A clean and colorful Blu-ray upgrade of what I now think is one of the most engaging movies of its...More>>

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Lonesome (Blu-ray Review)   17 Sep, 2012

Paul Fejos’ film about the affair of a punch press operator (Glenn Tryon) and a switchboard...More>>

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Game, The (Blu-ray Review)   15 Oct, 2012

David Fincher’s third feature was his first to exhibit something akin to a sense of humor. This...More>>

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Rosemary’s Baby (Blu-ray Review)   5 Nov, 2012

The movie hasn’t lost a beat, especially in Criterion’s rendering. More>>

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Purple Noon (Blu-ray Review)   17 Dec, 2012

'Noon' is the kind of movie that makes a guy want to get out on the Mediterranean, brandish snappy...More>>

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Following (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jan, 2013

Before he could make 'Memento' and reboot Batman, Christopher Nolan demonstrated his talents with...More>>

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Man Who Knew Too Much, The (Blu-ray Review)   21 Jan, 2013

A recent restoration turns Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' into the first...More>>

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Ministry of Fear (Blu-ray Review)   11 Mar, 2013

Until a jarringly abrupt tack-on at the end that feels half-hearted, director Fritz Lang’s...More>>

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Blob, The (Blu-ray Review)   18 Mar, 2013

The arrival of Steve McQueen’s frugally budgeted black sheep of a career-maker on a Criterion...More>>

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Gate of Hell (Blu-ray Review)   29 Apr, 2013

A lively 12th-century rouser even without the lush pigments, Gate of Hell took the foreign-language...More>>

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