Sidney’s Collection (94)

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  • The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Sidney: “Not as famous as Hitch's late films, but it still has his trademark wit, style and suspense. Filled with great twists, turns and a memorable ending.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #56 Learn more »
  • Three Colors (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Three Colors

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    Sidney: “One of the most beautiful collection of films that has ever been put on the screen. To watch these films is to see what a genius Kieslowski was.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #587 Learn more »
  • Naked (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Naked

    Mike Leigh

    Sidney: “One of the most savage, disturbing and razor-sharp depictions of a society disemboweled, with devastating acting and powerful direction.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #307 Learn more »
  • Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman

    Sidney: “If you're looking for harrowing filmmaking, look no further than this Bergman masterpiece. You'll be forever changed by what film can really do.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #101 Learn more »
  • Odd Man Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Odd Man Out

    Carol Reed

    Sidney: “Next to The Third Man, this is one Carol Reed's most haunting films. Every moment just grabs you with almost visceral intensity.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #754 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    Sidney: “A radical depiction of television's creepy manipulation on society that continues to be disturbingly relevant for after 30 years. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Down by Law (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Down by Law

    Jim Jarmusch

    Sidney: “One of Jarmusch's most charming films that continues to submit his storytelling gifts. Also, the black and white cinematography is really immaculate.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #166 Learn more »
  • The Soft Skin (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Soft Skin

    François Truffaut

    Sidney: “An evocative and suspenseful depiction of infidelity that has one of the most memorable endings in film history. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #749 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Sidney: “One of those few rare works of cinematic art that gets childhood rebellion absolutely right. Remains one of the masterpieces of cinema, period.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #5 Learn more »
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Pedro Almodóvar

    Sidney: “Another Almodovar classic: sexy, bizarre, dazzling and brave. Only he could get away with this type of adult storytelling.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #722 Learn more »
  • Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Watership Down

    Martin Rosen

    Sidney: “The 1970's answer to "Bambi" that is still just as traumatizing. This is arguably the ultimate anti-Disney film that leaves the viewer stunned.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #748 Learn more »
  • Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Don't Look Now

    Nicolas Roeg

    Sidney: “One of those rare film classics that gives the horror genre a true legitimacy. It still continues to chill the viewer down to their soul.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #745 Learn more »
  • Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • My Winnipeg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Winnipeg

    Guy Maddin

    Sidney: “Unfortunately, my first Guy Maddin film, but not my last. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #741 Learn more »
  • The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Palm Beach Story

    Preston Sturges

    Sidney: “Another Preston Sturges masterpiece that continues to make us laugh, even after 70 years. The opening credits is a gem.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #742 Learn more »
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Sidney: “If this was Fassbinder's only film, he would still be one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived, and rightly so. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #740 Learn more »
  • Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Tootsie

    Sydney Pollack

    Sidney: “A sharp, and witty classic that still manages to hit the right notes for the gender-bending age.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #738 Learn more »
  • The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Jean Vigo

    Sidney: “Watching a Jean Vigo film is like watching the medium being reborn. Never has a filmmaking redefine cinema with just a limited number of masterworks.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #578 Learn more »
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sidney: “Godard's unsurpassed, and rebellious modern classic that changed the course of cinema forever. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #408 Learn more »
  • Insomnia (Criterion DVD)

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    Insomnia

    Erik Skjoldbjærg

    Sidney: “An intense, and fearless crime noir that will chill you to your very soul, with a searingly powerful performance by Stellan Skarsgard. ”

    DVD Spine #47 Learn more »
  • Clean, Shaven (Criterion DVD)

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    Clean, Shaven

    Lodge Kerrigan

    Sidney: “One very rare, stripped-down depiction about mental illness that manages to get it disturbingly right. Raw, intense, and frighteningly real.”

    DVD Spine #354 Learn more »
  • Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Safe

    Todd Haynes

    Sidney: “Time has been very good to Tood Haynes' still creepily revelant depiction of crass materalism that continues to pack quite a punch.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #739 Learn more »
  • L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    L’avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Sidney: “One of the most superior reasons why film lauguage exists. Its haunting mysteries are still being analyzed today, which is a good thing.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #98 Learn more »
  • Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Tokyo Story

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Sidney: “One of cinema's most profound, and timeless depictions of family drama. Watch this all-time masterpiece, and you'll see what film is really about.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #217 Learn more »
  • It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    It Happened One Night

    Frank Capra

    Sidney: “The most definitive example of the 'romantic comedy' and proof that not of all them were stinkers. Colbert and Gable are a team for the ages.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #736 Learn more »
  • Paris, Texas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Paris, Texas

    Wim Wenders

    Sidney: “A haunting, poetic experience as it goes very deep into the confines of complex communication. The ending monologue is a masterpiece for the ages.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #501 Learn more »
  • La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La dolce vita

    Federico Fellini

    Sidney: “A chillingly cool depiction of the horror of celebrity culture that continues to leave its acidly relevant mark on film history. ””

    Blu-Ray Spine #733 Learn more »
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Sidney: “One of my all-time favorite films, and still a devastating depiction of unlikely love. Films like this remain emotionally rare, and fiercely raw”

    Blu-Ray Spine #198 Learn more »
  • The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Innocents

    Jack Clayton

    Sidney: “One of the creepiest, most atmospheric and beautifully made ghost stories ever made. It remains a eerie piece of sublime filmmaking.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #727 Learn more »
  • Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    Sidney: “One of the greatest mind-fucks in cinema history. Never had a film like this created such a brilliantly warped sense of male paranoia.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    All That Jazz

    Bob Fosse

    Sidney: “An explosive, exhilarating and still daring musical that continues to be a huge work of cinematic art. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #724 Learn more »
  • Love Streams (Criterion DVD)

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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes

    Sidney: “To witness Cassavetes and Rowlands in film is like a rebirth, because you are forever changed by them. This film is real, daring and very painful.”

    DVD Spine #721 Learn more »
  • The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Big Chill

    Lawrence Kasdan

    Sidney: “An extremely witty and influential depiction of the superficiality/cluelessness of the 1980's that still manages to strike a nerve to this day.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #720 Learn more »
  • Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Pickpocket

    Robert Bresson

    Sidney: “A rare, suspenseful depiction of not just the thrill of temptation, but also the consequences of it, in a sublime way that only Bresson can film it.”

    DVD Spine #314 Learn more »
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion DVD)

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

    Sidney: “A one-of-a-kind unsettling and hypnotic masterpiece that continues to leave all the hairs on my neck standing up, because it is just that good.”

    DVD Spine #29 Learn more »
  • L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    L’eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Sidney: “One of Antonioni's seminal films that continues to haunt the viewer to this day. Never has a film been so stark about the meaning of alienation.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #278 Learn more »
  • Metropolitan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman

    Sidney: “An endlessly quotable depiction of the privileged society that suggests that they have the same issues as the rest of us. Wry, and well-written.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #326 Learn more »
  • Border Radio (Criterion DVD)

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    Border Radio

    Allison Anders, Dean Lent and Kurt Voss

    Sidney: “An interesting, but unorthodox blend of film school politics, film noir, and punk sensibilities. I'd rather have this than Armageddon any day. ”

    DVD Spine #362 Learn more »
  • My Dinner with André (Criterion DVD)

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    My Dinner with André

    Louis Malle

    Sidney: “All there is just conversation about the meaning of life, yet it is one of the most compelling films I've ever seen in my life. Simple, yet intimate.”

    DVD Spine #479 Learn more »
  • Vanya on 42nd Street (Criterion DVD)

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    Vanya on 42nd Street

    Louis Malle

    Sidney: “It was great to be a fly-on-the-wall for this very illuminating look at the theater experience. Wallace Shawn is one of the greatest.”

    DVD Spine #599 Learn more »
  • A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Hollis Frampton Odyssey

    Hollis Frampton

    Sidney: “A brilliant foray of unorthodox, challenging works that open up my mind to the many possibilities of what film can actually be. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #607 Learn more »
  • Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breaking the Waves

    Lars von Trier

    Sidney: “von Trier's galvanizing, and devastating depiction of sex and its consequences. Plus, Emily Watson's performance is one of the greatest in film ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #705 Learn more »
  • 3 Women (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    3 Women

    Robert Altman

    Sidney: “A brilliant, chilling, and visionary exercise in unorthodox filmmaking. To watch it repeatedly is immerse yourself in it many mysteries. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #230 Learn more »
  • Black Narcissus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Black Narcissus

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Sidney: “One of the most sensuous films ever made, as well as a definitive statement on the nature of temptation, and subtlety erotic madness.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #93 Learn more »
  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Persona

    Ingmar Bergman

    Sidney: “If you wanted to know what psychological filmmaking really is, then see this Bergman masterpiece, to see how definitive it can really be.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #701 Learn more »
  • Wings of Desire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Wings of Desire

    Wim Wenders

    Sidney: “A haunting, philosophical, and rare achievement in every way. These wings can still fly, and Bruno Ganz makes a very sexy, brooding angel.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #490 Learn more »
  • Dillinger Is Dead (Criterion DVD)

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    Dillinger Is Dead

    Marco Ferreri

    Sidney: “A really gnarly cinematic experience that raises disturbing truths about human materialism that doesn't apologize for its brilliant absurdity.”

    DVD Spine #506 Learn more »
  • Rashomon (Criterion DVD)

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    Rashomon

    Akira Kurosawa

    Sidney: “One of Kurosawa's landmark films, and a singular depiction of the nature of humanity, truth, and justice, no matter how devastating it may be.”

    DVD Spine #138 Learn more »
  • Band of Outsiders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Band of Outsiders

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sidney: “One of Godard's more honest, and supreme classics, that remains a testament to how cool, and fearless cinema can be.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #174 Learn more »
  • Nashville (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Nashville

    Robert Altman

    Sidney: “One of the most celebrated films in cinema history, and rightly so. Just calling it a masterpiece would be putting it mildly. A 70s masterwork,”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #683 Learn more »
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Criterion DVD)
  • Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Frances Ha

    Noah Baumbach

    Sidney: ““Gerwig & Baumbach make an amazing team, and this is also a very realistic depiction of the beauty of New York, in the same way Woody Allen films it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #681 Learn more »
  • Seconds (Criterion DVD)

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    Seconds

    John Frankenheimer

    Sidney: “A brilliant, and disturbing cautionary tale about the American Dream, and the stupid lengths we go through to achieve such a damned thing. ”

    DVD Spine #667 Learn more »
  • Autumn Sonata (Criterion DVD)

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    Autumn Sonata

    Ingmar Bergman

    Sidney: “One of the most painfully honest of Bergman's films, and an intense trip down the rabbit hole of mother-daughter relationships.”

    DVD Spine #60 Learn more »
  • Tiny Furniture (Criterion DVD)

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    Tiny Furniture

    Lena Dunham

    Sidney: “A very nakedly honest depiction of young people at a crossroads. It's set in New York (my favorite place), but the story can happen anywhere.”

    DVD Spine #597 Learn more »
  • The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Devil’s Backbone

    Guillermo del Toro

    Sidney: “Del Toro truly understood the ghost story, but added his own seductiveness, and subtlety that most horror films lack. This is one of his best films.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #666 Learn more »
  • Naked Lunch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Naked Lunch

    David Cronenberg

    Sidney: “The words surreal, nightmarish, and other-worldly do not begin to describe Cronenberg's bizarrely brilliant trip down the rabbit hole.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #220 Learn more »
  • Lord of the Flies (Criterion DVD)

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    Lord of the Flies

    Peter Brook

    Sidney: “One of the truly scarier films that doesn't deal with serial killers, or disease. Instead, it deals with the monster within ourselves. ”

    DVD Spine #43 Learn more »
  • Medium Cool (Criterion DVD)

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    Medium Cool

    Haskell Wexler

    Sidney: “A timeless, and shattering statement of America at a turning point, for better or worse. I also love the cover art.”

    DVD Spine #658 Learn more »
  • Repo Man (Criterion DVD)

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    Repo Man

    Alex Cox

    Sidney: “One of the films that make the term 'cult movie' so worthwhile. Alex Cox's masterwork is in a class on of its own, and the cover art is exquisite.”

    DVD Spine #654 Learn more »