Tarkovsky’s magisterial historical epic receives a definitive reissue from Criterion.
It evinces a complex understanding of spirituality and faith that would inform all of Tarkovsky’s subsequent films.
Kino has delivered a set that admirably preserves the delicate effects of Tarkovsky’s seventh and final film.
Andrei Tarkovsky’s transfixing spiritual thriller receives the most revelatory A/V upgrade of the year.
Tarkovsky’s pacing is less moved by narrative detail than thematic and metaphorical suggestion.
An intimate epic, a tangible hallucination, a visceral symphony, and a beautiful display of brutality.
Perhaps Andrei Tarkovsky’s most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal.
Now viewers can bask in the film’s ample visual delights with Criterion’s gorgeous new Blu-ray transfer.
It’s the warping, re-signifying logic of affect and memory that architected this list, which turns out to be nothing short of this cinephile’s symptom.
The most creative periods for the movies seem to occur about every 30 years, usually triggered by the advent of some new technology.
Solaris is ironically unconcerned with most of the science pertaining to its interplanetary story.
Silent Souls is a ghost story, with flashbacks literally bringing the dead back to life.
A couple of New Yorkers (yeah, Jewish guys) have been hearing about a particular restaurant for years, the best place for lunch in town, bar none.
Is Soderbergh’s film better than Tarkovsky’s, or the other way around?
Even in this, his first feature, we see that Andrei Tarkovsky is compelled by memories of precious things.
The Criterion Collection deserves a gold medal for this release.
The alternately enchanting, austere, and bewildering mise-en-scène is frequently one of denial and disruption.
Sad to say that Facets has botched this release. Digital artifacts and audio hiss n’ crackle are prevalent in the full-frame mono transfer.