2015 • 95 minutes • 1.85:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #861 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in this exquisitely calibrated film, which features Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as an English couple on the eve of an anniversary celebration.
1973 • 123 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #4 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Federico Fellini satirizes his youth in this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy in the fascist period. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.
Spine: #856 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The cornerstone of director Richard Linklater’s career‑long exploration of cinematic time, this celebrated three-part romance captures a relationship as it begins, begins again, deepens, and strains over the course of almost two decades.
1979 • 130 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #864 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashby’s remarkable string of films in the 1970s, and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade.
1966 • 111 minutes • 1.85:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #865 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.
1999 • 105 minutes • United States
Spine: #866 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
This revelatory documentary is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.
2016 • 102 minutes • 1.78:1 • United States
Spine: #853 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
1976 • 115 minutes • 1.85:1 • Mexico
Spine: #862 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
One of Mexico’s most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory is a daring commentary on ideological manipulation, religious fanaticism, and mass violence, as well as a visceral expression of horror.
1980 • 180 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #267 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
In his late color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality.
1945 • 111 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #860 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz, featuring an iconic performance by Joan Crawford.
1970 • 96 minutes • 1.66:1 • United States
Spine: #863 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.
Francis Ford Coppola
1983 • 94 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #869 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions.
1985 • 114 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #868 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
The sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.
1978 • 186 minutes • 1.33:1 • Italy
Spine: #854 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is intimate in scale but epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.
1964 • 92 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #716 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.
1942 • 112 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #867 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
George Stevens’s Woman of the Year, conceived to build on the smashing comeback Katharine Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story, is a dazzling, funny, and rueful observation of what it takes for men and women to get along—both in the workplace and outside of it.
1988 • 89 minutes • 1.85:1 • Spain
Spine: #855 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Melding melodrama with screwball farce, this Academy Award–nominated black comedy was Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema.
1967 • 126 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #717 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.