1992 • 124 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #812 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman.
1960 • 96 minutes • 2.35:1 • Japan
Spine: #811 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Director Kaneto Shindo’s documentary-like, dialogue-free portrayal of daily struggle is a work of stunning visual beauty and invention.
1950 • 93 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #810 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past.
1969 • 95 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #545 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.