1978 • 186 minutes • 1.33:1 • Italy
Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is at once intimate in scale and epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.
1950 • 112 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #847 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
John Huston’s gritty crime classic painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of its gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility.
1972 • 120 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #848 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants.
1962 • 93 minutes • 1.33:1 • Mexico
Spine: #459 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave, in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece.
2015 • 75 minutes • 1.78:1 • United States
Spine: #846 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The tender and provocative Heart of a Dog continues Laurie Anderson’s five-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder.
1961 • 141 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #844 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This is a western like no other, combining the mythological scope of that most American of genres with the searing naturalism of a performance by Marlon Brando—all suffused with Freudian overtones and masculine anxiety.
2005 • 81 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #845 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Shot in Super 16 mm and featuring a quartet of nuanced, understated performances, this comic and poignant drama, peppered with autobiographical elements, deftly captures the heartache and confusion of a fracturing family.
1990 • 120 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #842 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore.
Paul Thomas Anderson
2002 • 95 minutes • 2.39:1 • United States
Spine: #843 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This Cannes-award-winning romantic comedy channels the spirit of classic Hollywood and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance.
Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed action sequences as well as its tender depiction of the bonds between a parent and a child.
Luis García Berlanga
1963 • 92 minutes • 1.85:1 • Spain
Spine: #840 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A furiously funny personal attack on capital punishment, The Executioner evaded the state censors who sought to suppress it, and today is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.
1993 • 187 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #265 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, Short Cuts interweaves the stories of twenty-two characters as they struggle to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles.
Guillermo del Toro
2006 • 119 minutes • 1.85:1 • Spain
Spine: #838 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro
Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Drawing inspiration from a rich variety of sources, from Alfred Hitchcock to Francisco de Goya, these gothic-infused stories collected here—populated by vampires, ghosts, and a fairy-tale princess—make evident why del Toro is considered the master cinematic fabulist of our time.
2014 • 165 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #839 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, Boyhood has a power that only the art of cinema could harness.
1971 • 121 minutes • 2.40:1 • United States
Spine: #827 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres.
1975 • 160 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #683 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Blu-Ray
This cornerstone of 1970s American moviemaking from Robert Altman is a panoramic view of the country’s political and cultural landscapes, set in the nation’s music capital.