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My most-wished-for upgrades. Criterion, hear my prayer.
Arguably the single title in the Criterion Collection most worthy of a revisit and remaster. Not only one of the best films ever made, but one of the important masterpieces of art period. It's unfortunate the DVD hasn't been updated; it's in dire need of attention.
No one except Fritz Lang can make thrillers like Melville. Melville directs his films to mirror the obsessive rigor of a heist plot. Or a hit.
Instead of tailspinning into flights of fantasy, Buñuel knew the real and the imaginary exist in the same space.
The most cynical movie I know. A film that says even when you have your heart in the right place, you do everything right, you can still be taken advantage of. Devastating by the final shot, and the more it lingers in your thoughts, the more disturbing it grows.