1994 • 101 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #807 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.
Vittorio De Sica
1948 • 89 minutes • 1.37:1 • Italy
Spine: #374 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema.
1945 • 86 minutes • 1.37:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #76 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.
1991 • 237 minutes • 1.85:1 • Taiwan
Spine: #804 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States.
1968 • 118 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #798 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.
Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell charts, over the course of two films, a Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in this beautiful but forbidding new world.
1967 • 106 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #800 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman.
1965 • 115 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #801 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
A character study that never strays from its complicated central figure, while keeping us at an emotional remove, I Knew Her Well is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.
170 minutes • United States
Spine: #808 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties.
1921 • 53 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #799 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”
1962 • 126 minutes • 1.75:1 • United States
Spine: #803 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The rare film that takes aim at the frenzy of the McCarthy era while also being suffused with its Cold War paranoia, The Manchurian Candidate remains potent, shocking American moviemaking.
1939 • 121 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #806 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Electrified by crackling dialogue and visual craftsmanship of the great Howard Hawks, Only Angels Have Wings stars Jean Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town.
1961 • 141 minutes • 1.37:1 • France
Spine: #802 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.
2014 • 98 minutes • 2.35:1 • Germany
Spine: #809 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance) has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.
1974 • 90 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #805 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
A Poem Is a Naked Person is a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Les Blank’s cinematic daring and Leon Russell’s immense musical talents.
Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trilogy of films about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad.