Honestly, it’s nearly a matter of life or death whether true cinephiles add this disc to their home libraries.
Kino offers a lush restoration of Lang’s film, an early and intricate deconstruction of the biases driving noir.
The film makes its high-definition home video debut in a crisply clean Blu-ray transfer from Criterion.
One of the most fascinating and entertaining asides in British cinema, Sabu is just meta-colonial enough to maintain relevance.
A masterpiece and a doodle make for an odd but worthy double bill for Powell enthusiasts.
A passable presentation of Fritz Lang’s slowly paced, overpraised noir will please historians and mirror aficionados.
It’s the sudden entrance of a jealous beau, and a conveniently nearby pair of scissors, that finally jumpstarts the narrative engine.
Before The Life and Death of Col. Blimp and A Canterbury Tale, there was 49th Parallel.
The Archers’ 49th Parallel is in tune with the miraculous.
James Whale was a master of the kinds of effects that exist on screen in a durable and solid form.
The paranoid animal glint that flickers behind Joan Crawford’s eyes in her most lunatic moments is definitely memorable.
A heavy, slow, but worthwhile noir with a key Joan Crawford performance and under-appreciated work by her homme fatale, Van Heflin.
Elia “Sledgehammer” Kazan’s wildly uneven East of Eden inaugurated the 50-year-old James Dean cult.
Neurotic seesaw framing and James Dean’s pyrotechnical debut cannot hide the fact that East of Eden’s expiration date has passed.