A bawdy update of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, this Much Ado About Nothing features a cast of director/writer Joss Whedon’s favorite actors from large and small screens who turn this rom-com into one that will appeal to mature audiences.
The Three Faces of Eve is powerful account of the true story of a mentally ill woman
Melville kicks off the Nouvelle vague with this probing essay into the dark side of diplomats, their mistresses, richly delivered on Blu-ray
René Clément was one of the great directors of 20th century French films and this post-WW II dark drama is a great example of his skills in telling a story and creating atmosphere.
A taut psychological thriller with Marilyn Monroe in her first leading role, Niagara is a suspenseful watch that is well restored.
John Cassavetes’ crime drama The Killing of a Chinese Bookie comes to Blu-ray in its full-length version from the BFI
A brilliant, often disturbing film by director Vlacil, the amazing cinematography displays violence and brutality that is offset by an incredible cinematic story. Understandably this is the Czech film of all time.
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliant feature-length debut comes to Blu-ray with a thrilling new restoration from the Masters of Cinema series.
Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.
An excellent film noir thriller, Panic in the Streets is blessed with an excellent cast, many of whom were in the stages of their long film careers. A winning combination of good script, expert Kazan direction and terrific cinematography make for an engaging watch.