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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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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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Mystery Train (Blu-ray Review)   21 Jun, 2010

Writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s quirky 1989 three-parter does, say those in the know, capture...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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Night Train to Munich (DVD Review)   28 Jun, 2010

No fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic train mystery 'The Lady Vanishes' should deny themselves...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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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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Palm Beach Story, The (Blu-ray Review)   9 Feb, 2015

An uncommonly knockabout farce even by Preston Sturges standards — yet also visually lush enough...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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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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Red Balloon, The (DVD Review)   27 Apr, 2008

In this new DVD version from Criterion and Janus Films, the timeless childrens tale 'The Red...More>>

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Red River (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jun, 2014

This thick release of Howard Hawks’ all-timer even includes a soft-cover copy of Borden Chase’s...More>>

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Ride the Pink Horse (Blu-ray Review)   6 Apr, 2015

An oddly beguiling genre scrambler that goes against a slew of grains, this cultist cause seems to...More>>

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Ride With the Devil: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Review)   3 May, 2010

Director Ang Lee’s adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s Civil War novel 'Woe to Live On' led to the...More>>

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Riot in Cell Block 11 (Blu-ray Review)   5 May, 2014

The backstory to this example of what used to be called a “shaky-A” is probably a little more...More>>

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River, The (Blu-ray Review)   18 May, 2015

Set in what feels like a timeless era that has nothing directly to do with the postwar...More>>

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Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy (DVD Review)   25 Jan, 2010

Director Roberto Rossellini made cinematic history by filming World War II’s aftermath on the...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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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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Safe (Blu-ray Review)   15 Dec, 2014

Writer-director Todd Haynes’ second feature was filmed just as lead Julianne Moore was coming...More>>

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