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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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It Happened One Night (Blu-ray Review)   1 Dec, 2014

The first movie to sweep the five major Oscars has been readily available for so long that it’s...More>>

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Blu-ray Review)   17 Feb, 2014

To go along with its A-team cast, Criterion has assembled a gang of bonus-section backgrounder...More>>

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Jubal (Blu-ray Review)   3 Jun, 2013

Based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman, whose writings were the source of several Westerns that...More>>

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Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates, The (Blu-ray Review)   11 Apr, 2016

The four JFK-oriented documentaries here are 'Primary,' 'Adventures on the New Frontier,' 'Crisis'...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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King of the Hill (Blu-ray Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Based on the adolescence look-back memoir of writer A.E. Hotchner, King of the Hill is one of the...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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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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Le Amiche (Blu-ray Review)   27 Jun, 2016

Michelangelo Antonioni’s third fictional feature is pure Region A Criterion: super new print and...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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Life Is Sweet (Blu-ray Review)   17 Jun, 2013

The Mike Leigh trademarks of superbly well-rounded characters and on-point ensemble acting were the...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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Louie Bluie (DVD Review)   9 Aug, 2010

Terry Zwigoff’s little seen 'Louie Bluie' is a 60-minute documentary on late country-blues...More>>

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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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M (Blu-ray Review)   6 May, 2010

The HD presentation and excellent extras make this Blu-ray the definitive home video version of...More>>

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Make Way for Tomorrow (DVD Review)   22 Feb, 2010

There won’t be a dozen movies out this year as great as Leo McCarey’s classic about elderly...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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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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Mildred Pierce (1945) (Blu-ray Review)   27 Feb, 2017

As an even niftier mix of “woman’s picture” and film noir than some have given it credit for...More>>

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