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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1988 • 106 minutes • 1.66:1 • Netherlands
Spine: #133 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
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.
Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In the mid-sixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, the two films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre.
1934 • 105 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #736 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon.
1960 • 143 minutes • 1.77:1 • Italy
Spine: #98 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus
Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.
1982 • 116 minutes • 2.40:1 • United States
Spine: #738 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This multilayered comedy from director Sydney Pollack follows the increasingly elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who disguises himself as a woman to get a coveted soap opera gig.
569 minutes • 1.33:1
Spine: #737 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to musicians, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.