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thevoid99: “One of the best films ever made. Lars von Trier's masterpiece as it features a truly heartwrenching performance from Emily Watson.”
thevoid99: “One of Ingmar Bergman's definitive films that explores the world of identity as it features outstanding performances from Andersson and Ullman.”
thevoid99: “One of Kurosawa's finest films as it would serve as a template for a lot of action films in the years to come.”
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.
thevoid99: “Godard's debut film is truly one of the greatest films ever made as well as one of the kick-starters of one of cinema's great movements.”
thevoid99: “One of the quintessential films of the French New Wave as well as one of Truffaut's finest films.”
This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the A. E. Hotchner memoir, is among the versatile Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.
This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
thevoid99: “Oh, finally!!! I love this film and oh man. This is truly one of the best animated films ever. Another Wes Anderson film to add to the collection.”
thevoid99: “A truly majestic yet heartwarming film from Aki Kaurismaki that exemplifies the goodness of humanity.”
thevoid99: “Easily one of the greatest films of the 1970s. Full of amazing stories and music as well as a look into the world of celebrity and its fallacies.”
thevoid99: “Easily one of the most touching yet ravishing films from the great Charlie Chaplin.”
thevoid99: “Noah Baumbach's mesmerizing yet sensational film about a woman trying to find herself is definitely a crowning achievement in film.”
Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity.
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thevoid99: “Easily one of the pillars of the western genre and the beginning of one of cinema's great collaborations in Ford/Wayne.”
Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi’s supreme achievement and one of the most beautiful films ever made.
Over the past four decades, Belgian director Chantal Akerman has created one of cinema’s most distinctive bodies of work—formally daring, often autobiographical films about people and places, time and space.
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From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder refused to play by the rules.
In these four lacerating works of social consciousness—two prewar, two postwar—Mizoguchi introduces an array of compelling female protagonists, crushed or resilient, who are forced by their conditions and culture into compromising positions.
thevoid99: “One of Ingmar Bergman's greatest films that features intense performances from Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann.”
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thevoid99: “A very touching and ravishing film about family and the home they share in the summer as it's one of Assayas' finest works.”
thevoid99: “Two great versions of heartbreaking stories about a man trying to connect with his illegitimate son in one of Ozu's great triumphs.”
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thevoid99: “Kenji Mizoguchi's most visceral film that explores humanity at its cruelest as well as one of the great tearjerkers.”
thevoid99: “One of the most devastating portraits of a woman that is very powerful and engrossing as it's one of Mizoguchi's great triumphs.”
Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged.
Amid Japan’s economic collapse and U.S. occupation, Kurosawa managed to find humor and redemption existing alongside despair and anxiety in this series of pensive, topical dramas.
thevoid99: “One of the great films of the 1990s as well as one of the Dardenne Brothers most essential films.”
thevoid99: “One of the great films of the 1980s that features a kick-ass soundtrack and an incredible cast.”
thevoid99: “One of Powell and Pressburger's great films about the life of a colonel in the wars he encounters that has him trying to find honor in battle.”
thevoid99: “One of Robert Bresson's finest films that explores the world of prison life with great intimacy.”
thevoid99: “Stanley Kubrick's breakthough is a suspenseful yet engrossing heist film that definitely features amazing visuals and engaging characters.”
thevoid99: “A truly terrifying yet magnificent film from Samuel Fuller that explores a man trying to get the Pulitzer Prize for a story only to go insane.”
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A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics.
thevoid99: “A truly intense suspense-drama from Costas-Garvas that features a truly magnetic and passionate performance from Jack Lemmon.”
As painfully confessional as it is amusing, Tiny Furniture is an authentic, incisive portrait of a young woman at a crossroads.
thevoid99: “Arnold at his best but also has him showing range as one of the greatest actors... ever... Actually, it's a really good film.”
thevoid99: “Stylish, fun, and full of life. Fellini at his best.”
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.
A husband, a wife, a stranger, a knife: Roman Polanski sets them all adrift on a weekend filled with simmering resentments and gut-churning suspense in his seminal psychological thriller, still one of the greatest feature debuts in film history.
Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola, and Veronika Voss—the BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Trilogy—would garner him the international acclaim he had always yearned for and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.
Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor, about the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated.
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Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Terry Zwigoff’s landmark 1995 film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art.
Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This is a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization.
The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral.
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.
In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. This was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.
Like the rest of America, Hollywood was ripe for revolution in the late sixties. Cinema attendance was down; what had once worked seemed broken. Enter Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner, who would form form BBS Productions, a company that was also a community.
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With The Adventures of Antoine Doinel, Criterion is proud to present François Truffaut’s celebrated saga in its entirety: the feature films The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run, and the 1962 short subject, Antoine and Colette, in a special edition box set.
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Carlos, directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal.
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One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s.
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