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  • A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturges’s brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances.

    Added 10/15/2014
    The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Jan 2015

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  • Wes Anderson’s hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption centers around a dysfunctional family of geniuses.

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    The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive Contempt, Michel Piccoli is a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director, a crude, arrogant American producer, and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot), as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey.

    Added 10/11/2014
    Contempt (Criterion DVD)

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  • Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring.

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    Written on the Wind (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, the surprise hit Metropolitan, by writer-director Whit Stillman, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man’s romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City’s debutante society.

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    Metropolitan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, in which Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, convinced the world that movies could be art.

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

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  • Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. The Soviet cinema classic The Cranes Are Flying won the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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    The Cranes Are Flying (Criterion DVD)

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  • A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is
    a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

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    Island of Lost Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.

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    L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Nov 2014

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  • A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father.

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    12 Angry Men (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.

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    Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder.

    Added 10/11/2014
    Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter.

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    Monsoon Wedding  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

    Added 10/10/2014
    Sansho the Bailiff (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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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  • How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.

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    House (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is a stirring masterpiece like no other.

    Added 10/09/2014
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This smash road comedy from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón is a funny and moving look at human desire.

    Added 10/09/2014
    Y tu mamá también  (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    19 Aug 2014

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    TheHammerer: “The ultimate Fellini film is finally in Criterion. What took you guys so damn long?”

    Added 07/15/2014
    La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Oct 2014

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

    Added 03/17/2014
    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    24 Jun 2014

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    TheHammerer: “A literal media circus erupts to unflinchingly nasty and disquieting ends. Douglas is brutal and acidic as the reporter who gets the ball rolling.”

    Added 02/25/2014
    Ace in the Hole (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    6 May 2014

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  • The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.

    Added 02/25/2014
    Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “Now if you guys can just get Hour of the Wolf and Shame and put them in a box set with this, we'll have something extraordinary...”

    Added 12/16/2013
    Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    TheHammerer: “This is cussin' fantastic... wait...”

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

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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 09/02/2013
    City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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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 09/02/2013
    Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    TheHammerer: “With his angular movements and gangly figure, Tati's the Tramp and the Great Stone Face in one. Fantastic silent-style slapstick - with sound!”

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    Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “Clear-eyed yet compassionate. Kline keeps it together, but Joan Allen and the kids steal the film and break your heart.”

    Added 04/15/2013
    The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “Not only can we forget, deny and deflect, we have it in ourselves to do it all over again. The most devastating half hour in cinema.”

    Added 03/18/2013
    Night and Fog (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $14.95

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    TheHammerer: “"How can the jury forget something they've already heard?" "They can't." One of the best, most accurate, and most ambiguous trial movies.”

    Added 01/27/2013
    Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “Classical and modern in one fell swoop, pessimistic yet exhilarating. Epic, rich, and intensely emotional.”

    Added 01/06/2013
    Ran (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “The sheer beauty will seduce you instantly, but tensions lurk beneath, and once they start rising they won't stop. Arresting, sensual and provocative”

    Added 01/06/2013
    Black Narcissus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “I now regret getting the Elia Kazan box set from Fox a few years ago... aside from that, all I can think is YES YES YES! This masterpiece deserves it.”

    Added 11/15/2012
    On the Waterfront (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “The straightforward, unadulterated presentation is a work of great humility on Wenders' part, and the 3D turns his dancers into living sculptures. Wow”

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    Pina (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 09/23/2012
    Rashomon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “La Jetee is hauntingly mind-bending. I was less impressed by Sans Soleil (the free-form structure threw me off), but I do want to see it again.”

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    La Jetée/Sans Soleil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “The great-grandpappy of all of Hitch's "wrong man" pictures, and the movie where he really became Hitchcock.”

    Added 09/23/2012
    The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “The violence isn't as shocking as it was then, but it doesn't need to - the implications, psychological or aesthetic, are disturbing enough.”

    Added 06/25/2012
    Peeping Tom (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “Cronenberg, what is it with you and screwing our minds (and stomachs)? Some of the things in this movie will scar me for life...”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai), sixteenth-century villagers hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This thrilling three-hour ride is one of the most beloved movie epics of all time.

    Added 02/21/2012
    Seven Samurai (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior.

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    If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

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    Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.

    Added 02/21/2012
    The Third Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “It's as messy and crazy as daily life.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Amarcord (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “It's wide innovation and influence has now left it a relic of the early 60s and an ancestor of a new style, but it's still a fun ride.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    TheHammerer: “Kubrick's most economical work, but the command is there and it's a hell of a caper.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “My first of the French New Wave. Funny and moving. The ending is so haunting.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    TheHammerer: “I watched this with my Aunt Paula, and when it finished she gushed that it was "like Hitchcock... but French!" Couldn't have said it better myself.”

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    Diabolique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

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    The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “Years ahead of its time. Fascinating, twisty sci-fi.”

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    World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “It has some of the more conventional filmmaking Malick's done, but the wonder and wondering is still there. Great entry level film for Malick newbies.”

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    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “The Hitch mix was perfected here.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    The Lady Vanishes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “A completely different beast than the Disney version, it's a textbook example of live action fantasy. There's magic in it.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “Chaplin at his most thought-provoking, and the Tramp at his funniest.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

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    M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “I actually don't much want to talk about... I'm scared that as soon as I speak about its fragile magic, I'll lose it forever. That's Fellini for you.”

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    8½ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “A dark, metaphorical study of suffering without escape. The only real way to get pleasure out of this movie is Bresson's command of filmmaking.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Mouchette (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “If you're a Catholic, you know personally what this film's about and you're deeply moved. If you're not one, you're deeply moved anyway. All is grace.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Diary of a Country Priest (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “My first Bresson, and my favorite. Tight, efficient, sparse, and moving. And the pickpocketing scenes are pure cinema.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

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    TheHammerer: “More than sixty years later, its romanticism and ache still make the heart break.”

    Added 02/21/2012
    Brief Encounter (Criterion DVD)

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