Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1974 • 93 minutes • 1.37:1 • Germany
Spine: #198 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
The wildly prolific German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker’s 1955 All That Heaven Allows.
1979 • 123 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #724 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.
Spine: #729 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art.
1960 • 174 minutes • 2.35:1 • Italy
Spine: #733 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.
1977 • 89 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #725 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.
1975 • 88 minutes • 1.66:1 • United States
Spine: #288 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies.
1961 • 100 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #727 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges.
1984 • 141 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #721 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart.
1971 • 140 minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #726 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.
1946 • 97 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #732 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
John Ford takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in this multilayered, exceptionally well-constructed western, one of the director’s very best films.
1962 • 111 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #728 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship—one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris.
1990 • 102 minutes • 1.85:1 • Spain
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1988 • 106 minutes • 1.66:1 • Netherlands
Spine: #133 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a clinically diabolical mind.
1979 • 140 minutes • 1.66:1 • Japan
Spine: #384 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern.
2001 • 106 minutes • 1.85:1 • Mexico
Spine: #723 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
This smash road comedy from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón is a funny and moving look at human desire.