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Late Spring [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 28th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Late Spring [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Famed Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu and a stellar cast present a domestic drama set in post-World War II Japan. The Criterion Collection’ remastering of the 70-year old film should be applauded as this is, in all respects, a cinematic masterpiece.

The Organizer [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 28th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Organizer [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The Criterion Collection unearths Mario Monicelli’s stark account of the Italian labor movement in this 1963 film noir. Marcello Mastroianni and a strong supporting cast deliver compelling performances while the restoration efforts are reasonably successful.

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Being John Malkovich [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 26th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Being John Malkovich [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Spike Jonze’s existential and surreal dark comedy classic from the 90s, Being John Malkovich, arrives in a strong Criterion Collection edition on Blu-ray that cinephiles should grab up while they can.

David Lean Directs Noël Coward [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 12th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

David Lean Directs Noël Coward [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The Criterion Collection presents four films produced by legendary playwright, actor, and entertainer Noël Coward. There is much to enjoy in the varied dramatic and comedic fare of these movies and the restorations of these 70-year old films is simply amazing.

Late Spring [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 12th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Late Spring [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

This Yosujiro Ozu masterpiece of domestic drama and changing social mores finally arrives on Blu-ray in the US in another fine package from the Criterion Collection.

A Night to Remember [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

A Night to Remember [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A Night to Remember, one of the earliest re-tellings of the Titanic disaster, is superbly shot, cast, and directed film. While devoid of most “special effects,” this is the best version of this story to ever hit the silver screen.

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 24th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A controversial retelling of the Christ story by Martin Scorsese will be received quite differently depending on one’s faith and desire to see a faithful reproduction of Kazantzakis’ novel.

Anatomy of a Murder [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 1st, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Anatomy of a Murder [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A faithful restoration of a film I wish I had seen sooner, Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of The Criterion Collection.

Tiny Furniture [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Tiny Furniture [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Lena Dunham may have an eye for the lens, but her comedy of privilege results in obnoxious, one-dimensional characters and a vapid story that becomes quickly tiring.

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 20th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Controversial and profound, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ comes to Blu-ray in a cinematographer approved edition from the Criterion Collection.

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