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Thin Blue Line, The (Blu-ray Review)   13 Apr, 2015

The prodigious list of amazing things about Errol Morris’ landmark miscarried-justice buster...More>>

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Sullivan's Travels (Blu-ray Review)   4 May, 2015

'Sullivan’s Travels' is a strange movie of contradictions, just as director Preston Sturges was...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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Day for Night (Blu-ray Review)   24 Aug, 2015

Francois Truffaut’s more joyous than ever love song to filmmaking (but most of all to film crews)...More>>

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Brood, The (Blu-ray Review)   26 Oct, 2015

Only in a Criterion bonus section can you ever hope to find an extended “Merv Griffin Show”...More>>

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Downhill Racer (Blu-ray Review)   14 Dec, 2015

Director Michael Ritchie’s debut is the best fictional movie about skiing — ever. Though Robert...More>>

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Bitter Rice (Blu-ray Review)   25 Jan, 2016

An almost perfect blend of genuine Italian neo-realism and arthouse sexploitation. More>>

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I Knew Her Well (Blu-ray Review)   29 Feb, 2016

This vastly underseen Italian import, about someone without too much ammo at her disposal trying to...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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In a Lonely Place (Blu-ray Review)   9 May, 2016

As an artful hybrid of film noir and what used to be called the “woman’s picture,” this now...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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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Blu-ray Review)   6 Sep, 2016

Stig Bjorkman’s exceptional Ingrid Bergman documentary turns out to be the kind of...More>>

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Taste of Honey, A (Blu-ray Review)   12 Sep, 2016

Director Tony Richardson’s opened-up movie of young Shelagh Delaney’s stage play 'A Taste of...More>>

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Valley of the Dolls: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)   3 Oct, 2016

This new release of the box office hit of Jacqueline Susann’s majestically trashy best-seller is...More>>

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Asphalt Jungle, The (Blu-ray Review)   19 Dec, 2016

The granddaddy of meticulously high-scale robbery pics remains as vital and robust as ever, though...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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Young Girls of Rochefort, The (Blu-ray Review)    1 May, 2017

Spirited and sumptuous, yet with an overriding sense of melancholy due in great part to the...More>>

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Ghost World (Blu-ray Review)   26 May, 2017

The Criterion Collection has done justice to 2001's 'Ghost World' with a beautiful new 4K transfer...More>>

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They Live by Night (Blu-ray Review)   10 Jul, 2017

Though it deviates from Edward Anderson’s 1937 source novel in key respects, director Nicholas...More>>

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Festival (Blu-ray Review)   25 Sep, 2017

An impressionistic chronicle of the Newport Folk Festivals from the early ’60s golden days, this...More>>

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