By the measure of the films it includes alone, this set is a must-own.
The set affirms the profound emotional power of these idiosyncratic collaborations.
Signs of the push-pull of commerce and art that have always been present within TCMFF were more apparent this year.
Maybe the best non-Ealing Brit comedy ever made, Clive Brook’s film has unfortunately received a Blu-ray treatment of which the serious cinephile can’t quite approve.
A thorough, focused study of the first major films of an artist who "wrote with a camera."
Josef von Sternberg’s film is a fascinating early cornerstone of both the director’s worldview and the gangster genre.