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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.

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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.

Three Outlaw Samurai [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 12th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Three Outlaw Samurai [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion has brought the excellent Three Outlaw Samurai to Blu-ray with a superb technical presentation.

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

Posted February 5th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

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

As one of the great courtroom dramas in filmdom, Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder succeeds in delivery a superb cast, cinematography and soundtrack. From start to finish a first rate viewing experience.

Three Outlaw Samurai [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 30th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Three Outlaw Samurai [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Hideo Gosha’s chambara classic Three Outlaw Samurai gets the Criterion Collection treatment in this fine Blu-ray edition that is light on extras, but big on reference video and sound.

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