Drew-N’s Collection (34)

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  • Days of Heaven (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Days of Heaven

    Terrence Malick

    Blu-Ray Spine #409 Learn more »
  • Sundays and Cybèle (Criterion DVD)
  • Metropolitan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman

    Drew-N: “Gets off to a shaky start, but surprisingly touching with a gentle humor. Excellent performances and subtle direction.A film worth seeing and enjoying”

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

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    Danton

    Andrzej Wajda

    Drew-N: “Wojciech Pszoniak steals the show,making this film gripping. While the director's sympathy may be with Danton, I was riveted by Robespierre. Good film”

    DVD Spine #464 Learn more »
  • The Firemen’s Ball (Criterion DVD)

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    The Firemen’s Ball

    Miloš Forman

    Drew-N: “A brilliant satire of Soviet decline; with a motto of "everyone steals, you fool." Funny, enjoyable, and bitter knowing that the thaw would not last.”

    DVD Spine #145 Learn more »
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (Criterion DVD)

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    The Spirit of the Beehive

    Víctor Erice

    Drew-N: “Beautiful,graceful,astounding.Ascending to that highest level of the poetic and deeply meaningful great film.Its warm light bathes & remains with you.”

    DVD Spine #351 Learn more »
  • Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Antichrist

    Lars von Trier

    Drew-N: “Creative,challenging,deeply philosophical. Characters are deep and engaging puzzles; the mysteries unravelled at an excellent pace. Modern, Biblical.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #542 Learn more »
  • House (Criterion DVD)

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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    Drew-N: “Strange, strange, strange, strange, strange. But quite enjoyable, particularly if you like graphically inventive and camp/crazy. Worth a watch.”

    DVD Spine #539 Learn more »
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Criterion DVD)

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    WR: Mysteries of the Organism

    Dušan Makavejev

    Drew-N: “Strange, fascinating essay on topics seemingly so culturally distant from each other. Climaxes in an amusing Soviet orgasm, with triple strangeness.”

    DVD Spine #389 Learn more »
  • Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion DVD)

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    Monsieur Verdoux

    Charles Chaplin

    Drew-N: “An enjoyable but odd Chaplin film that reminded me a great deal of Kind Hearts and Coronets. Well worth watching; some good performances.”

    DVD Spine #652 Learn more »
  • Pépé le moko (Criterion DVD)

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    Pépé le moko

    Julien Duvivier

    Drew-N: “A fascinating curiousity; for cinema technique, and a time capsule of France. For every Frenchman Paris is the centre of the world and distance exile.”

    DVD Spine #172 Learn more »
  • The Virgin Spring (Criterion DVD)

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    The Virgin Spring

    Ingmar Bergman

    Drew-N: “Astounding and iconic. This highly symbolic film is understated, but loaded with meaning. Von Sydow's performance is among the greatest. Wrenching. ”

    DVD Spine #321 Learn more »
  • F for Fake (Criterion DVD)

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    F for Fake

    Orson Welles

    Drew-N: “Enjoyable and confounding; this disorientating film is a rapid fire meditation that redefines the concept of "meta." Reminds us of the best of Welles.”

    DVD Spine #288 Learn more »
  • The Ballad of Narayama (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Ballad of Narayama

    Keisuke Kinoshita

    Drew-N: “Breathtaking, audacious, brilliant. A film that can truly be said to expand the scope and power of cinema. A touching story of conflicting desires.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #645 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Drew-N: “Comedy and Genet tragedy.Has lost none of its potency.Brilliantly displays a spectrum of family moments, unexpected joy to fits of anger.Heartbreaking”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #5 Learn more »
  • Fists in the Pocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Fists in the Pocket

    Marco Bellocchio

    Drew-N: “Explosive, gripping film. Enjoyed the strange suspense of every minute. An indictment of the twin Italian traditions of family and faith. Recommended.”

    DVD Spine #333 Learn more »
  • The White Sheik (Criterion DVD)

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    The White Sheik

    Federico Fellini

    Drew-N: “Certainly entertaining, but odd.Of all forces, the specifics of comedy seem to age and date the most;here they are often as baffling as they are funny”

    DVD Spine #189 Learn more »
  • Umberto D. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Umberto D.

    Vittorio De Sica

    Drew-N: “Simple and heartbreaking. One of the greatest joys, aside from an isolated soul and his companion, is insight into the life and times of the period.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #201 Learn more »
  • The Third Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Third Man

    Carol Reed

    Drew-N: “Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing. Rarely beaten. And Welles' performance is ... well, only one word to describe it - amazing, amazing, amazing...”

    Blu-Ray Spine #64 Learn more »
  • The Rules of the Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Rules of the Game

    Jean Renoir

    Drew-N: “Fantastic, sharp, and ahead of it's time. I can understand why the première audience reacted so poorly; it was aimed squarely at them and landed hard.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #216 Learn more »
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Criterion DVD)

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    Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

    Jacques Tati

    Drew-N: “Tiresome slapstick drained of vitality; I'd suspect it was parody or satire of entertainment value of the entire genre if it weren't so self serious.”

    DVD Spine #110 Learn more »
  • M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    M

    Fritz Lang

    Drew-N: “The best, the greatest. Lang is a master inventor, creating the tropes that these genres would dine off for decades to come. Doesn't disappoint. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #30 Learn more »
  • L’avventura (Criterion DVD)

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    L’avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Drew-N: “Beautiful, empty;just like upper middle class lives of the characters it attempts to document.Not sure if it is unsettling, or incitement to class war”

    DVD Spine #98 Learn more »
  • Loves of a Blonde (Criterion DVD)

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    Loves of a Blonde

    Miloš Forman

    Drew-N: “But are there any loves in the film? This is the skilled question the film asks. Riveting watching the slow swirl of a party dissolve, as does its era”

    DVD Spine #144 Learn more »
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Drew-N: “Old, crusty, dated - and fantastic for it.Skilled filmmakers can create sympathy with lives of even the most unrelatable characters, as they have here”

    Blu-Ray Spine #173 Learn more »
  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

    Drew-N: “Amazingly overrated; found Jules hateful, the film a desperate attempt to justify a masochism Truffaut felt ashamed of. Gives no meaning to is content”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #281 Learn more »
  • The Fallen Idol (Criterion DVD)

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    The Fallen Idol

    Carol Reed

    Drew-N: “A classic, and surprisingly gripping. The narrative has a charm and gentleness, despite the stakes. The characters truly draw you in to their lives.”

    DVD Spine #357 Learn more »
  • Viridiana (Criterion DVD)

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    Viridiana

    Luis Buñuel

    Drew-N: “Engrossing, cryptic. Some of the symbolism is obvious, other parts elusive. No simple critique of hypocrisy not condemnation of the church. Moving.”

    DVD Spine #332 Learn more »
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Criterion DVD)

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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    Robert Hamer

    Drew-N: “A polite, very amusing film. Sir Alec is very entertaining in the many roles of the aristocratic family he assumes; only Sellers would match him.”

    DVD Spine #325 Learn more »
  • Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films  (50-DVD box set) (Essential Art House DVD)

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    Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (50-DVD box set)

    Drew-N: “I treasure it. The many hours within it enriches my existence. Mere money I paid is returned a thousandfold as experiences new,challenging,thoughtful.”

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  • Il Posto (Criterion DVD)

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    Il Posto

    Ermanno Olmi

    Drew-N: “It strikes a place of truth- the smallness, simulacra of offices; and the awkwardness of adolescence, glimpsed love. Its poetry makes it transcendent.”

    DVD Spine #194 Learn more »
  • The Night Porter (Criterion DVD)

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    The Night Porter

    Liliana Cavani

    Drew-N: “Attention grabbing and compelling; Rampling and Bogarde are perfect as lovers and captives of their past. Cinematic shades of a Proustian obsession.”

    DVD Spine #59 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 11:   Larisa Shepitko (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 11: Larisa Shepitko

    Larisa Shepitko

    Drew-N: “Beautiful; particularly Wings. Things start out slowly and mundanely, but the repetition of the image of flying pierces the heart and echoes.”

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  • Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

    Drew-N: “Loved both Daisies and A Report on the Party and the Guests. In the former, it was great to see youth wreaking havoc. The latter, an indictment. Great”

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