Criterion’s excellent Blu-ray transfer will allow this classic of American political critique to remain a topic of debate for years to come.
Criterion is resurrecting Michael Curtiz’s reputation and legacy, illustrating to young cinephiles that there’s more to this underrated director than Casablanca.
Peeling back Dahl’s lifelong attraction to glamour and wealth, Sturrock uncovers an even greater fondness for English rural life, where he raises orchids and children, and thrives artistically under the general quotidian ease of life at the family’s country home, Gipsy House.
It achieved a unique relevance for a “spaceman” movie by unambiguously advocating for peace and grounding its pulp story in social reality.
This classic's new package has all a fan needs save for a model ship.
Strong performances and a fiery aggressive tone keep things moving, but A Face in the Crowd is dated and not particularly deep.