Criterion outfits Charles Burnett’s piercingly lovely masterwork with an appropriately gorgeous, almost diaphanous transfer.
Charles Burnett bridges theatrical dialogue, portentous omens, and presentational acting with masterful grace.
This lively, melancholic, quite prescient Humphrey Bogart film receives a sturdy restoration and an excellent audio commentary.
A shotgun is not just a shotgun in Richard Brooks’s In Cold Blood, one of Criterion’s finest Blu-ray packagings for a single film in the past half decade.
In a word: balls.
What was once a hot-topic message movie about the state of juvenile delinquency in inner city schools is now a dinosaur relic of the Eisenhower era.
Sidney Poitier steals the show in The Blackboard Jungle and makes it a cut above what it is: a holier-than-thou public service announcement.