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  • When a suburban teacher and father (James Mason) is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug. This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family.

    Added 07/10/2014
    Bigger Than Life (Criterion DVD)

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  • These three independent films showed off Samuel Fuller’s genre diversity, gutter wit, and subversive force, and pointed the way to a controversial career in studio moviemaking.

    Added 09/02/2012
    Eclipse Series 5:  The First Films of Samuel Fuller (Eclipse DVD)

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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 08/25/2012
    Rashomon (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Shallow Grave, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all.

    Added 05/02/2012
    Shallow Grave (Criterion DVD)

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  • An icon of the American avant-garde, Hollis Frampton made rigorous, audacious, brainy, and downright thrilling films, leaving behind a body of work that remains unparalleled.

    Added 01/13/2012
    A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion DVD)

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  • Godzilla is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing.

    Added 01/13/2012
    Godzilla (Criterion DVD)

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    Sully: “I am all too eager to replace my "Blockbuster Exclusive" copies”

    Added 12/19/2011
    Che (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sully: “I love Neil Jordan. I hope they can re acquire this and some of his other films like the Company of Wolves”

    Added 12/19/2011
    Mona Lisa (Criterion DVD)

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    Sully: “I need this next to my copy of Sweet Movie”

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    WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Criterion DVD)

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  • Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu), by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners.

    Added 12/19/2011
    The Rules of the Game (Criterion DVD)

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  • Four years after Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with Band of Outsiders. In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Band of Outsiders (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Sam Fuller’s hardboiled classic, a petty crook and an unsuspecting woman find themselves on the run from Communists in a precarious gambit.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Pickup on South Street (Criterion DVD)

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  • In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture, maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Le Samouraï (Criterion DVD)

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  • A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Alex Cox’s Walker tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who became a soldier of fortune and dictator of Nicaragua.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Walker (Criterion DVD)

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    Sully: “This is one of my all time favorite film titles.”

    Added 12/19/2011
    My Life as a Dog (Criterion DVD)

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  • Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts.

    Added 12/19/2011
    La haine (Criterion DVD)

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  • Named one of the ten best British films of the century by the British Film Institute, Ken Loach’s Kes, concerns Billy, a fifteen-year-old miner’s son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Kes (Criterion DVD)

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  • 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.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Pier Paolo Pasolini’s neorealist take on society’s marginalized and dispossessed, Anna Magnani delivers a powerhouse performance as a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Mamma Roma (Criterion DVD)

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  • While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses—then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. A landmark American documentary.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Salesman (Criterion DVD)

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  • Robert Flaherty’s classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay region.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Nanook of the North (Criterion DVD)

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    Sully: “Herzog is fucking nuts.”

    Added 12/19/2011
    Burden of Dreams (Criterion DVD)

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  • Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Harlan County USA (Criterion DVD)

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  • 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.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Knife in the Water (Criterion DVD)

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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.

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    Repulsion (Criterion DVD)

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  • A stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Sisters (Criterion DVD)

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  • Terrence Malick’s visionary adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal is one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence.

    Added 12/19/2011
    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In this pitch-black comedy from Preston Sturges, Rex Harrison stars as a world-famous symphony conductor consumed with the suspicion that his wife is having an affair. Unfaithfully Yours is a brilliantly performed mixture of razor-sharp dialogue and uproarious slapstick.

    Added 12/19/2011
    Unfaithfully Yours (Criterion DVD)

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  • A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film, The Firemen’s Ball (Horí, má panenko), is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire that chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right.

    Added 12/19/2011
    The Firemen’s Ball (Criterion DVD)

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  • A tender and humorous look at a young woman’s journey from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.

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    Loves of a Blonde (Criterion DVD)

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  • 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.

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    Paths of Glory (Criterion DVD)

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.

    Added 12/19/2011
    The Killing (Criterion DVD)

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  • Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden.

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    The Virgin Spring (Criterion DVD)

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  • Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

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    Scenes from a Marriage (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Federico Fellini’s quirky, imaginative fable, a motley crew of European aristocrats (and a lovesick rhinoceros!) board a luxurious ocean liner on the eve of World War I to scatter the ashes of a beloved diva.

    Added 12/19/2011
    And the Ship Sails On (Criterion DVD)

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  • A beautiful ingenue joins a tawdry music hall troupe and quickly becomes its feature attraction in Federico Fellini’s stunning debut film (directed in collaboration with neorealist filmmaker Alberto Lattuada).

    Added 12/19/2011
    Variety Lights (Criterion DVD)

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  • Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Nights of Cabiria is the tragic story of a naive prostitute searching for true love in the seediest sections of Rome.

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    Nights of Cabiria (Criterion DVD)

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  • Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello.

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    Belle de jour (Criterion DVD)

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  • Novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece.

    Added 12/16/2011
    Viridiana (Criterion DVD)

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