Had the filmmakers taken a more easygoing approach, Locked Down might have landed in the realm of The Thomas Crown Affair.
Arbelos’s restoration is so gorgeous that the film’s seven and a half hours slip by as smoothly as Tarr’s majestic long takes.
Greaves’s anti-verité Symbiopsychotaxiplasm has lost none of its power over five decades.
This re-edit clarifies The Godfather Part III as a bombastic yet ultimately insular morality play.
Jewison’s sublime romantic comedy gets a handsome home-video package from Criterion.
Weill’s subtle, masterful dramedy is one of American cinema’s great character studies.
Throughout, Joyce Chopra patiently and shrewdly observes the contradictions of human behavior that Laura Dern brilliantly conveys.
Bong historic international breakthrough receives a superlative Blu-ray package from Criterion.
The exceptional new transfer highlights the aesthetic charms of one of the first great comedies of the talkie era.
The film fails to use its millennial characters to investigate contemporary attitudes about the possibility of world annihilation.
It operates in an ambiguous register, suggesting that a woman is working in unison with nature to dole out revenge for their exploitation.
Vitalina Varela is the latest stage in a filmography that continues to evolve in moral terms as much as aesthetic ones.
The structure of Wildfire’s narrative doesn’t emerge out of a simplistic progression from strife to reconciliation.
When the film’s actors are given space to etch their characters’ feelings, they turn in strikingly naturalistic performances.
The film understands how its major cultural figures navigated a political minefield, while never taking its eyes off of them as people.
The film is a celebration of oral traditions as a means of giving purpose to even the most hopeless of lives.
American Utopia feels as much like a balm as it is a surprisingly direct call to political action and social betterment.
Denis’s oblique portrait of erotic angst receives a definitive transfer that demonstrates the full range of its poetic beauty.
It’s in its depiction of the communist party’s response to a peaceful demonstration that Andrei Konchalovsky’s latest is at its most effective.
The series eclipses its source material in capturing the omnidirectional dread of Lovecraftian horror.