The chosen clips are scorching reminders of Lumet’s diverse but thematically focused catalogue.
Another of Sidney Lumet’s dark police procedurals is given light in this stunning, but nearly extra-free BD from Kino Lorber.
It takes a confined, banal real-world location and makes it completely dynamic, using incredibly nimble camera movements to establish character motivation and theme.
In compiling my Top 10 film list, I tried to avoid obvious choices based on general consensus.
Eons ago, while still in high school, I composed a list of my all-time favorite films for the first time.
The explosive qualities and historical importance of Sidney Lumet’s film are only amplified by Criterion’s stellar Blu-ray release.