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  • A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime.

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    The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This first film by the legendary Hideo Gosha is among the most canonized chambara (sword-fighting) films.

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    Three Outlaw Samurai (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

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    Throne of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France.

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    Le silence de la mer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis.

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    Shoah (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In Kurosawa’s sly companion piece to Yojimbo, jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan’s evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a “proper” samurai on its ear.

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    Sanjuro (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy.

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    The Sword of Doom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome.

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    Purple Noon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother.

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    Rosetta (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold.

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    The River (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.

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    Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • 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.

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    Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society.

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    The Naked Kiss (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Leigh’s depiction of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

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    Naked (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The Night of the Hunter is truly a stand-alone masterwork. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.

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    The Night of the Hunter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).

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    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Max Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.

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    Lola Montès (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent.

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    Letter Never Sent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart.

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    Love Streams (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • The mission of the WCP is to preserve and present marginalized and infrequently screened films from regions generally ill equipped to preserve their own cinema history.

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • This collector’s set gathers six important restorations from The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, which was established by Martin Scorsese in 2007 to preserve and present masterpieces from around the globe.

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence.

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    Marketa Lazarová (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterwork as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.

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    Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.

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    The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Ernest Hemingway’s simple but gripping short tale “The Killers” is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features.

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    The Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey, acclaimed documentarian D. A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop companion pieces, feature the entire sets by these legendary musicians, performances that have entered rock-and-roll mythology.

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    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Whether seen as an exacting character study or as one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.

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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges.

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    The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    I Knew Her Well (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

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    The Hidden Fortress (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Al Reinert’s visually dazzling documentary For All Mankind is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon—told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.

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    For All Mankind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

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    The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    The Exterminating Angel (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape

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    Down by Law (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction.

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    The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Even among cinema’s legends, Jean Vigo stands apart. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine.

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    The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

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    City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin would term cinéma verité is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.

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    Chronicle of a Summer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Carnival of Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • One of the great cult classics, The Blob melds ’50s schlock sci-fi and teen delinquency pics even as it transcends these genres with strong performances and ingenious special effects. The Blob helped launch the careers of superstud Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach.

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    The Blob (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

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    Brazil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

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    Bitter Rice (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle’s own childhood, Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France.

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    Au revoir les enfants (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.

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    Army of Shadows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe and Cannes best actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg—retreat to their cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other.

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    Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words.

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    Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.

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    The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Blow-Up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set.

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    Good Morning (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.

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    Ugetsu (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The writer, actor, and director Sacha Guitry emerged from the theater to become one of France’s best-known and most inventive filmmakers, and La poison marked his first collaboration with another titan of the screen, the incomparably expressive Michel Simon.

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    La poison  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth.

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    Othello (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Oct 2017

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  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other.

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    Stalker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Jul 2017

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  • In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency.

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    L’argent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Jul 2017

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  • 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.

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    Muriel, or The Time of Return (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs.

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    They Live by Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Art: “Legendary trilogy that takes you back to a romanticized 20's/30's Vieux Port. Raimu and Pagnol are Provence's best. Essential!”

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    The Marseille Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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