kyle’s Collection (25)

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  • House (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    kyle: “a juxtaposition of mixed media, jarring and bizarre filmmaking techniques. defies labels like "good" or "bad"; a movie this indescribable simply is.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #539 Learn more »
  • Following (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Following

    Christopher Nolan

    kyle: “a moderately entertaining thriller and start to a massively overrated director's career. like most nolan pictures, it's good...just not THAT good.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #638 Learn more »
  • Blow Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blow Out

    Brian De Palma

    kyle: “intense genre filmmaking from the always brilliant de palma. a wonderful performance by travolta carries this creepy b-movie with mind-bending shots.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #562 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    kyle: “malick's second greatest masterpiece and one of the best films of all time, it's devastating and beautiful, brutal and serene. the circle of life.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #536 Learn more »
  • Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rosemary’s Baby

    Roman Polanski

    kyle: “this terrifying horror film/dark mood piece/devastating drama from polanski is perfect in nearly every way and never fails to shock and terrify. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #630 Learn more »
  • PlayTime (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    PlayTime

    Jacques Tati

    kyle: “the sims discover sim city. hilarity ensues.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #112 Learn more »
  • Bottle Rocket (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Bottle Rocket

    Wes Anderson

    kyle: “anderson's debut may be his sheer funniest; the three characters make a hilarious trio on one of the most exuberant road trips in modern cinema”

    Blu-Ray Spine #450 Learn more »
  • Down by Law (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Down by Law

    Jim Jarmusch

    kyle: “a wonderfully entertaining buddy movie by jim jarmusch with gorgeous cinematography and a gleefully entertaining cast of characters.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #166 Learn more »
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Darjeeling Limited

    Wes Anderson

    kyle: “an underrated masterpiece by anderson, "the darjeeling limited" marks his final statement on the upperclass, white characters he'd dealt in up to then”

    Blu-Ray Spine #540 Learn more »
  • Harold and Maude (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Harold and Maude

    Hal Ashby

    kyle: “one of the great cinematic love stories and transmissions from the counterculture. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #608 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    kyle: “one of the most bizarre films i've ever seen. is as horrific as it is compelling. cronenberg has done better, but has never matched this for weirdness”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Eating Raoul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eating Raoul

    Paul Bartel

    kyle: “a hilarious, campy satire of the reagan era, "eating raoul" flashes with a campy color palette and broad-stroked humor. a tasty treat.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #625 Learn more »
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Wes Anderson

    kyle: “wes anderson's masterpiece, and the closest thing the '00s had to a perfect film. dazzling in every possible way.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #157 Learn more »
  • The Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Game

    David Fincher

    kyle: “david fincher's masterpiece. a fable about corporate greed disguised as a high-stakes puzzlebox, it synthesizes all of the directors themes.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #627 Learn more »
  • Quadrophenia (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Quadrophenia

    Franc Roddam

    kyle: “a compelling look at a subculture that many(myself included) still scratch their head at, quadrophenia survives on its sheer fidelity to the mod scene”

    Blu-Ray Spine #624 Learn more »
  • Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dazed and Confused

    Richard Linklater

    kyle: “one of the great teen films of all time, this cult classic hits smooth as a freshly rolled joint on blu-ray. forever rewatchable. just a great time.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #336 Learn more »
  • Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rushmore

    Wes Anderson

    kyle: “anderson's sophomore effort isn't as funny as his debut or as poignant as his followup, but its a worthwhile viewing, if only for the cinematography. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #65 Learn more »
  • Certified Copy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Certified Copy

    Abbas Kiarostami

    kyle: “one of the best films of the '10s. begins as meditation on authenticity and ends, simply, as a heart-wrenching love tale.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #612 Learn more »
  • Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    kyle: “one of my favorite films, and kaufman's masterpiece. back before he smothered himself with ambition there was this perfect, oddly moving oddity.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #611 Learn more »
  • In the Mood for Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    In the Mood for Love

    Wong Kar-wai

    kyle: “the most haunting evocation of loneliness ever committed to film. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #147 Learn more »
  • Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Weekend

    Andrew Haigh

    kyle: “the most intimate, moving, heartfelt, profound love story i've ever seen.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #622 Learn more »
  • Carlos (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Carlos

    Olivier Assayas

    kyle: “for a 6 hour movie, this feels like 2, thanks largely to some inspired editing, directing, and a lead performance that tears up the screen. epic.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #582 Learn more »
  • Naked (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Naked

    Mike Leigh

    kyle: “haunting. you don’t capture that ephemeral feeling; it captures you. what similarities i have to the protagonist disturb me to no end.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #307 Learn more »
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Terry Gilliam

    kyle: “in my top 50. a hilarious, raucous trip through a garishly realized early '70s. depp's body language sells it, not breaking character for a second.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #175 Learn more »
  • Days of Heaven (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Days of Heaven

    Terrence Malick

    kyle: “the most beautiful film ever made and, on most days, the best.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #409 Learn more »