Frank Capra’s seminal rom-com romp delivers the expected laughs, but offers considerably more food for thought along the way.
David and Trevor savor a sampling of the work of this prolific and consummate French auteur.
David and Trevor examine the strange detour taken in the late 1960s by one of Japan’s most venerable and prestigious movie studios.
David and Trevor spend an enjoyable hour talking with the lead essay writer for the Eclipse Series.
Criterion’s investigation of the Western genre continues to accelerate with this marvelous presentation of a beloved masterpiece.
David and Trevor delve into the dry, dusty and didactic worlds that Roberto Rossellini created in the final phase of his illustrious career.
The film makes a strong impact in addressing cultural concerns that remain as unsettling and provocative as they must have been in 1962 – though perhaps for different reasons than what the film’s original viewers had to wrestle with.
The release of Fosse’s blistering and entertaining exercise in self-excoriation also marks the end of Criterion’s dual-format experiment.
David and Trevor discuss four films of the 1930s by a highly prolific and all-but-forgotten master of Japanese cinema.
An archetypal portrayal of the ambiguous loner with unexplained motives has just received a solid upgrade from the Criterion Collection.
David and Trevor dig deep into this box set of four films from late 50’s/early 60’s England.
Mountaintop hideouts, secret passageways, weird technology simultaneously arcane and futuristic, a straightforward and deeply beguiling manifestation of authentic, non-ironic cloak and dagger, all this and more make Judex an intoxicating treat that invites us to stop and stare.
David and Trevor are joined by Ryan Gallagher to discuss three adventure films of the 1930s starring one of the most charismatic child actors of his era.
Our submission to the 2014 White Elephant Blogathon.
Rod Steiger delivered one of his signature portrayals of slow-burning emotional torment as a Holocaust survivor in this groundbreaking classic from 1965.
David and Trevor discuss four early films by one of Japan’s most rigorous and ethically uncompromising directors.