A once-in-a-generation cinematic poet leaves us with a hypnotic, quietly enchanting farewell testament, but Criterion doesn’t fully rise to the occasion in properly honoring it.
Samuel Fuller’s libido-fueled, feverishly stylized B western gets a lavish reincarnation on home video courtesy of Criterion.
The film finally ends up souring its perspective on responsibility with a hardened take on the limits of the American dream.
It often exhibits an interest only in the accruing of incidents, which eschews psychological shading.
The film steers clear of bad-faith miserabilism by virtue of Richard Billingham’s from-the-gut specificity.
It celebrates the unrecognized willpower and perseverance that undergirds low-wage service work in this country.
If not exactly an endearing experience on the whole, Irma la Douce is a fine example of Billy Wilder’s mid-career eccentricity and cosmopolitan curiosity.
The droll world of writer-director Joel Potrykus’s Relaxer is defined by feats of man-child pettiness.
Kino Lorber has delivered a set that admirably preserves the delicate effects of Andrei Tarkovsky’s seventh and final film.
Jeannetteis admirable in its defiance of recognizable modes and its naked showcase of Dumont’s exploding imagination.