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.
1955 • 106 minutes • 1.37:1 • Italy
Spine: #817 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.
2014 • 124 minutes • 2.40:1
Spine: #822 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture.
1941 • 94 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #819 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A sophisticated supernatural Hollywood comedy whose influence continues to be felt, Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars the eminently versatile Robert Montgomery as a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident.
1962 • 78 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #63 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.
1979 • 103 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #823 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.
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.
1971 • 180 minutes • 2.35:1 • Taiwan
Spine: #825 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.
1964 • 95 minutes • 1.66:1 • United States
Spine: #821 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.
1973 • 72 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #820 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction.
2005 • 172 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #826 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization.
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.
1931 • 96 minutes • 1.19:1 • France
Spine: #818 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound sense of humanity.
1955 • 32 minutes • 1.37:1 • France
Spine: #197 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust.
1963 • 116 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #824 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor.
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.
Spine: #813 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In the middle of the 1970s, Wim Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again.