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  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast.

    Added 04/17/2014
    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    21 Jan 2014

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  • A cornerstone in the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.

    Added 04/15/2014
    Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    15 Jul 2014

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  • French director Jacques Demy didn’t just make movies—he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema.

    Added 04/15/2014
    The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    22 Jul 2014

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  • A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human brain was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

    Added 04/15/2014
    Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    15 Jul 2014

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  • A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave.

    Added 04/12/2014
    The Uninvited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.

    Added 03/17/2014
    Judex (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    17 Jun 2014

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  • The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon).

    Added 03/17/2014
    L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    10 Jun 2014

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  • This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.

    Added 03/17/2014
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    17 Jun 2014

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  • A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.

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    All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    10 Jun 2014

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  • A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

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    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    24 Jun 2014

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  • A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.

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    Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    17 Jun 2014

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  • This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    25 Feb 2014

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  • Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.

    Added 02/22/2014
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 May 2014

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  • No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    27 May 2014

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  • Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Like Someone in Love (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    20 May 2014

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  • The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Il sorpasso (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    29 Apr 2014

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  • Early in his career, Don Siegel made his mark with this sensational and high-octane but economically constructed drama set in a maximum-security penitentiary.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Riot in Cell Block 11 (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    22 Apr 2014

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  • Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Master of the House (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    22 Apr 2014

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  • Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.

    Added 02/22/2014
    Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    15 Apr 2014

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  • By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry.

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    Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    25 Mar 2014

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  • Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

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    The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    25 Mar 2014

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  • The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

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    The Hidden Fortress (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    18 Mar 2014

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  • A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family in a new foxhole in a beautiful tree—directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist.

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    18 Feb 2014

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  • Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.

    Added 10/27/2013
    The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    28 Jan 2014

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  • This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

    Added 08/27/2013
    Black Narcissus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu.

    Added 08/19/2013
    Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    19 Nov 2013

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  • The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

    Added 08/19/2013
    City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    12 Nov 2013

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  • Veronica Lake casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in this supernatural screwball classic.

    Added 08/04/2013
    I Married a Witch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A breakout art-house smash in America, Edouard Molinaro’s La Cage aux Folles inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake The Birdcage. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there’s nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.

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    La Cage aux Folles (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • John Cassavetes was a genius, a visionary, and the progenitor of American independent film, but that doesn’t begin to get at the generosity of his art.

    Added 07/15/2013
    John Cassavetes: Five Films (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls.

    Added 06/21/2013
    The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book.

    Added 06/21/2013
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made.

    Added 10/08/2012
    Rashomon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

    Added 09/25/2012
    Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them.

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    Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, Sweetie, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, Sweetie.

    Added 07/10/2012
    Sweetie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Roman Polanski followed up Knife in the Water with this controversial tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. Repulsion is one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.

    Added 07/02/2012
    Repulsion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.

    Added 07/02/2012
    Children of Paradise (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

    Added 06/05/2012
    Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike?

    Added 04/25/2012
    Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    chris_diaz: “a nice primer to the upcoming election. hope there’s a sound bite of james carville’s “it’s the economy, stupid” slogan!”

    Added 03/30/2012
    The War Room (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter.

    Added 02/15/2012
    Late Spring (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique, a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

    Added 12/08/2011
    Diabolique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg.

    Added 12/08/2011
    Walkabout (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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