The wonderful audio-visual presentation of Ghatak’s masterpiece more than makes up for the dearth of extras.
The film is imbued with an airless blend of buoyant comedy and soap-operatic backstage drama that recalls Shakespeare in Love.
Throughout, the film tirelessly hammers home the point of being true to yourself.
The film remains a hilarious, inventive, and moving paean to the vaudevillian era.
Almost every element of the film has been seemingly engineered to be the ne plus ultra of slapdash ineptitude.
Criterion’s stunning transfer and small, but substantial, array of extras should inspire a serious re-evaluation of the film.
The film is at its best when its focus remains on Ivins’s fierce commitment to her ideals and willingness to speak her mind.
The film’s cheeky, satirical take on the inevitable friction between scientific progress and capitalism remains as relevant today as ever.
Milko Lazarov seems driven to record the inner workings of a singular slice of Inuit culture before it goes the way of the reindeer.
Kino’s Blu-ray comes furnished with an astute commentary that attests to the enduring appeal of the film’s deliciously morbid humor.
The film frequently falls back on the stately demeanor of countless other historical biopics and period pieces.
This release should help to bolster the reputation of Ermler’s singular and surprisingly funny Soviet propaganda film in the West.
The film wrings white-knuckle tension less through jump scares than from the darkness of a seemingly infinite void.
Becker’s vivid, exacting portrait of aging gangsters is given a long overdue upgrade to high definition, coupled with several insightful extras.
The film peddles the simplistic anthropomorphization that’s become a hackneyed trope in numerous Hollywood dog-centric movies.
The film’s improvisational feel helps to ground a fable-esque narrative in a discernible reality.
Kino’s Blu-ray gifts us with a beautiful transfer of a classic of French poetic realism.
Jay Maisel’s former home suggests a bastion of creativity in a neighborhood whose rough edges have been completely sanded down.
Criterion’s release of Pagnol’s comedy classic boasts a stunning 4K transfer and a modest but enlightening selection of extras.
Criterion’s release of this timely, socially relevant film is outfitted with a richly detailed transfer, but it’s a bit slim on extras.