Olive kicks off its Signature line in style with an essential update of one of their early Blu-rays.
The 4K-mastered set of Kieślowski’s metaphysically oriented miniseries is Criterion’s release of the year.
Paterson’s sunny aesthetic and disposition marks a stylistic departure for writer-director Jim Jarmusch.
The film explores the extent to which Olivier Assayas’s characters have always found, and lost, their identities.
It pulls back from the effectiveness of its macro view of hell on earth to focus narrowly on Mike Williams’s heroism.
The film never surrenders to the abandon of its action, and as such never feels like it shifts out of first gear.
With Arrival, director Denis Villeneuve communicates the wonder of a Steven Spielberg alien movie within a decidedly hard sci-fi milieu.
The acting in Moonlight elevates the clichés of Barry Jenkins’s script into something approaching lived truth.
This is a left-footed and clumsily insistent work, exposing the worst aspects inherent to the Dardennes’ style.
Salt and Fire’s final act is one of the strongest sustained sequences of cinema Werner Herzog has crafted in some time.
The film rises above the mawkishness or dreary didacticism that characterize too many of its peers.
The narrowed scope of Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation recalls that of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.
Director Ewan McGregor smooths out American Pastoral’s eruptions of self-loathing and doubt.
Its self-consciously witty dialogue is meant to paper over gratuitous violence with a veneer of nonchalance.
Voyage of Time acknowledges that Terrence Malick’s fussy editing can only suggest meanings to that which will outlive anyone’s interpretation.
In the brutal response of authority, Bertrand Bonello offers a mirror image of the young radicals’ own actions.
Disney’s exceptional, gorgeous update of Rudyard Kipling’s adventure classic is one of the studio’s best films in a generation.
John Ford’s great silent feature is a key film in the director’s oeuvre, and despite an unrestored transfer, it belongs in the library of all of his fans.
The biblical root of the series may suggest didacticism on its face, but whatever morals are advanced are ambivalent.
The stark atmosphere and the intimate focus on character drama keeps the action on a muted emotional keel.