Sean G.’s Collection (34)

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  • Wise Blood (Criterion DVD)

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    Wise Blood

    John Huston

    Sean G.: “John Huston may be a strange choice for a religious drama, but he makes this drama both sardonic and yet deeply felt.”

    DVD Spine #470 Learn more »
  • Walkabout (Criterion DVD)

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    Walkabout

    Nicolas Roeg

    Sean G.: “The one time where it seems the film in Nicolas Roeg's head reached the screen was this captivating drama.”

    DVD Spine #10 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion DVD)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    Sean G.: “Terrence Malick's visionary WWII war movie shows the cost of war to our very souls.”

    DVD Spine #536 Learn more »
  • Stray Dog (Criterion DVD)

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    Stray Dog

    Akira Kurosawa

    Sean G.: “Akira Kurosawa's first masterpiece was this police drama teaming up Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune as dedicated cops.”

    DVD Spine #233 Learn more »
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Criterion DVD)

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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Martin Ritt

    Sean G.: “Martin Ritt's sober and searing Cold War drama, based on John le Carre's novel, still remains the best look at the gray area known as the spy game.”

    DVD Spine #452 Learn more »
  • Spartacus (Criterion DVD)

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    Spartacus

    Stanley Kubrick

    Sean G.: “Stanley Kubrick's sword-and-sandals epic may not be among his very best, but it is among the very best of this genre.”

    DVD Spine #105 Learn more »
  • Shoot the Piano Player (Criterion DVD)

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    Shoot the Piano Player

    François Truffaut

    Sean G.: “The most enjoyable film Francois Truffaut ever made is this mash-up of gangster drama, comedy, and musical, and his best tribute film to Hollywood.”

    DVD Spine #315 Learn more »
  • The Seventh Seal (Criterion DVD)

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    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    Sean G.: “What's surprising about Ingmar Bergman's ultimate drama about death and fate is how full of life it really is.”

    DVD Spine #11 Learn more »
  • Secret Honor (Criterion DVD)

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    Secret Honor

    Robert Altman

    Sean G.: “Robert Altman is best known for his ensemble films, but this one-man show about Nixon's final hours shows him just as comfortable with chamber drama.”

    DVD Spine #257 Learn more »
  • Rififi (Criterion DVD)

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    Rififi

    Jules Dassin

    Sean G.: “Along with The Asphalt Jungle, Jules Dassin's movie is still the gold standard by which all dramatic heist movies must be measured.”

    DVD Spine #115 Learn more »
  • Ride with the Devil (Criterion DVD)

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    Ride with the Devil

    Ang Lee

    Sean G.: “Ang Lee's Civil War drama goes beyond the usual stories to deliver an authentic and compelling look at how that period really affected us then.”

    DVD Spine #514 Learn more »
  • Pierrot le fou (Criterion DVD)

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    Pierrot le fou

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sean G.: “Godard's farewell to his muse Anna Karina is, next to Weekend, his best combination of genre and politics.”

    DVD Spine #421 Learn more »
  • Monsoon Wedding  (Criterion DVD)

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    Monsoon Wedding

    Mira Nair

    Sean G.: “Mira Nair's best film deftly combines comedy, drama and music, and is the rare wedding film that doesn't seem self-congratulatory.”

    DVD Spine #489 Learn more »
  • Mona Lisa (Criterion DVD)

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    Mona Lisa

    Neil Jordan

    Sean G.: “Neil Jordan delivers both a classic gangster tale and an achingly romantic drama in this modern-day twist on the Frog Prince tale.”

    DVD Spine #107 Learn more »
  • Made in U.S.A (Criterion DVD)

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    Made in U.S.A

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sean G.: “Godard effectively skewers the detective film while paying homage to it, and for perhaps the last time, shows his love of old Hollywood.”

    DVD Spine #481 Learn more »
  • Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion DVD)

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    Léon Morin, Priest

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Sean G.: “Melville's most unusual film on the face of it, but this tale of a priest and the woman he befriends is as engrossing as his gangster films.”

    DVD Spine #572 Learn more »
  • Le Samouraï (Criterion DVD)

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    Le Samouraï

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Sean G.: “Melville's most famous film has been imitated, or paid homage to, many times, but has never been equaled.”

    DVD Spine #306 Learn more »
  • Le deuxième souffle (Criterion DVD)

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    Le deuxième souffle

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Sean G.: “Melville's gangster films are usually about living by a code; this engrossing drama, on the other hand, is about a man who'll do anything to survive.”

    DVD Spine #448 Learn more »
  • Le cercle rouge (Criterion DVD)

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    Le cercle rouge

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Sean G.: “Jean-Pierre Melville's penultimate film seems like a summing up of his career, and remains his greatest achievement amongst his gangster films.”

    DVD Spine #218 Learn more »
  • Insignificance (Criterion DVD)

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    Insignificance

    Nicolas Roeg

    Sean G.: “Rarely has an intellectual puzzle been as much fun as Nicolas Roeg's film that imagines Einstein, Monroe, DiMaggio and McCarthy in one hotel.”

    DVD Spine #566 Learn more »
  • Hoop Dreams (Criterion DVD)

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    Hoop Dreams

    Steve James

    Sean G.: “Steve James' documentary stands as one of the great films, not just documentaries, for the care it shows its subjects.”

    DVD Spine #289 Learn more »
  • Homicide (Criterion DVD)

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    Homicide

    David Mamet

    Sean G.: “David Mamet has always been fond of playing tricks with his films; this film represents the one time he did so with deeper, and tragic, meaning.”

    DVD Spine #486 Learn more »
  • The Hit (Criterion DVD)

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    The Hit

    Stephen Frears

    Sean G.: “One of the great British gangster films ever made, Stephen Frears' existential drama also boasts Terrence Stamp's best performance.”

    DVD Spine #469 Learn more »
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Criterion DVD)

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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Peter Yates

    Sean G.: “Peter Yates' film is about the criminal as worker bee, just struggling to survive, and few if any films showed that better.”

    DVD Spine #475 Learn more »
  • America Lost and Found: The BBS Story (Criterion DVD)

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    America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

    Sean G.: “Five Easy Pieces, King of Marvin Gardens & The Last Picture Show are three of the reasons why American cinema was justly celebrated in the 70's.”

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  • Fires on the Plain (Criterion DVD)

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    Fires on the Plain

    Kon Ichikawa

    Sean G.: “Kon Ichikawa's film stands as one of the great anti-war films of all time.”

    DVD Spine #378 Learn more »
  • Dodes’ka-den (Criterion DVD)

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    Dodes’ka-den

    Akira Kurosawa

    Sean G.: “Akira Kurosawa's period films are justly acclaimed, but his contemporary films are also terrific, such as this searing yet humane ensemble drama.”

    DVD Spine #465 Learn more »
  • 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg

    Josef von Sternberg

    Sean G.: “Josef Von Sternberg may be best known for his Dietrich films, but these three classics show he was a master long before they got together.”

    DVD Spine #528 Learn more »
  • Do the Right Thing (Criterion DVD)

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    Do the Right Thing

    Spike Lee

    Sean G.: “Spike Lee's searing drama remains as timely and relevant today as it was when first released.”

    DVD Spine #97 Learn more »
  • Classe tous risques (Criterion DVD)

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    Classe tous risques

    Claude Sautet

    Sean G.: “Claude Sautet is one of the most underrated French directors, and he expertly combines genre concerns with his usual care towards character.”

    DVD Spine #434 Learn more »
  • Chasing Amy (Criterion DVD)

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    Chasing Amy

    Kevin Smith

    Sean G.: “Still Kevin Smith's best film, hysterically funny and yet surprisingly romantic and mature as well.”

    DVD Spine #75 Learn more »
  • Broadcast News (Criterion DVD)

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    Broadcast News

    James L. Brooks

    Sean G.: “James L. Brooks still-trenchant look at fading news standards is also the rare romantic comedy without a tidy conclusion to its love triangle.”

    DVD Spine #552 Learn more »
  • Band of Outsiders (Criterion DVD)

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    Band of Outsiders

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sean G.: “Jean-Luc Godard at his most playful and fun.”

    DVD Spine #174 Learn more »
  • Bad Timing (Criterion DVD)

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    Bad Timing

    Nicolas Roeg

    Sean G.: “Nicolas Roeg's most controversial film, but also one of his most dazzling visually, and Theresa Russell has never been better.”

    DVD Spine #303 Learn more »