Sergei Parajanov’s 1969 film The Color of Pomegranates is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of poetic cinema. The new Criterion Collection edition has a beautiful presentation of the film alongside several supplements that really delve into the film’s riches.
Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence is a tremendous story, and Martin Scorsese’s adaptation presents an immaculately constructed world by lovingly utilizing early-filmmaking techniques. Hopefully the new Criterion release, which sparkles, will help bring the film more attention it deserves.
Criterion’s two-disc release of Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones is a superb presentation of a film that deserves attention, in no small part because it succeeds in entertaining with an intoxicating combination of irreverence and purity of heart.
Using an excellent 4K restoration and adding a scholarly audio commentary from Joseph McBride, The Criterion Collection has upgraded their home video release of John Ford’s 1939 film Young Mr. Lincoln.
After many years, our hopes for a Blu-ray upgrade of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï have paid off with Criterion’s new release of the classic crime thriller, starring the image of quiet cool, Alain Delon.
The Criterion Collection continues to highlight controversial, difficult-to-watch films that are nevertheless important and worth exploring with its release of Michael Haneke’s multi-award-winning, deeply disturbing, even cringe-inducing film from 2001: The Piano Teacher.
Michael Curtiz’s The Breaking Point, an adaptation from one of Hemingway’s lesser known novels, is a solid noir, thrilling and beautifully constructed. Criterion’s new release will hopefully give the film the light it deserves.