Petri’s debut is a fierce, uncompromising examination of the many ways one can damn oneself.
Lang’s visceral, thrilling, awe-inspiring sci-fi adventure gets one of the best transfers of the year.
Japan’s first talkie uses all manner of sounds for laughs and love.
Scott finds this New Hollywood classic a deplorable portrait of how destruction, theft, and narcissism are actually forms of self-expression.
The film is heavy on the superficial “authenticity” that informs set design, but so slight on the emotional authenticity that would actually resonate.
A blockbuster director makes a tiny, European-influenced art film, and the results are staggering.
The independent’s first studio film may be a compromised work, but it’s stellar, gripping drama.
A hangout war film in which death doesn’t come into play, in which honor and bravery are rather distant reasons for shipping out, and the crew’s one chance at actually accomplishing something for their country is rather hopelessly bungled
Lindsay Anderson’s timeless rebel yell is now available on Blu-ray in its home country.
What would you do if you found out your child was not your own?
Boyhood is Linklater’s finest film of the past decade, a work of quiet insight and tremendous compassion, the result of a truly independent mind following his instincts.
Two mumblecore directors tell a story of older characters, reminding us that self-reflection and discovery aren’t just the province of the young.
Criterion’s new Dual-Format release provides a tremendous, multifaceted exploration of Sirk’s 1955 spiritual meditation.
The 1942 propagandistic war picture has a few fine touches, but mostly toes genre lines.
The 1941 classic represents everything it attempts to disparage.
The often-derided film is a good deal more subversive and thoughtful than its reputation would suggest.