Cole Duffy’s Collection (159)

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  • Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films (Criterion DVD)

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    Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films

    Andrzej Wajda

    Cole Duffy: “I only own Kanal.”

    DVD Spine #282 Learn more »
  • Vanya on 42nd Street (Criterion DVD)

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    Vanya on 42nd Street

    Louis Malle

    Cole Duffy: “The play is the focus here, and the extremely talented cast brings Chekov's words to life to the point where you're engrossed in the film.”

    DVD Spine #599 Learn more »
  • The New World (Criterion DVD)

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    The New World

    Terrence Malick

    Cole Duffy: “What Disney's Pocahontas should've been - a gorgeous spiritual tale of humanity and what happens when different worlds meet.”

    DVD Spine #826 Learn more »
  • All That Jazz (Criterion DVD)

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    All That Jazz

    Bob Fosse

    Cole Duffy: “A free-whirling show stopping musical skillfully directed by Fosse and easily stands alongside Cabaret as the best musical of the 1970s.”

    DVD Spine #724 Learn more »
  • Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Cole Duffy: “A truly superb collection of underappreciated gems and hidden treasures, with Touki Bouki, Dry Summer, and The Housemaid being the highlights.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #684 Learn more »
  • 3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman

    Roberto Rossellini

    Cole Duffy: “Bergman + Rossellini = perfect filmmaking, with each film in the set a work of art, with Journey to Italy bring the best collaboration here.”

    DVD Spine #672 Learn more »
  • Chimes at Midnight (Criterion DVD)

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    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles

    Cole Duffy: “Quite possibly the best adaptation of Shakespeare to film, and Orson Welles gives his best performance (outside of Citizen Kane) as Falstaff.”

    DVD Spine #830 Learn more »
  • Dekalog (Criterion DVD)

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    Dekalog

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    Cole Duffy: “Every single episode is a miniature masterpiece, and when you add them all together, you get a truly stunning piece of high art and spirituality.”

    DVD Spine #837 Learn more »
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Criterion DVD)

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    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Cole Duffy: “Not Mizoguchi's finest work, but still a powerful, deeply moving film with a stunning cast and artful cinematography.”

    DVD Spine #832 Learn more »
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion DVD)

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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Robert Altman

    Cole Duffy: “The best western of the 1970s is this gloomy tale, gorgeously shot and directed to perfection by Altman, with an amazing cast.”

    DVD Spine #827 Learn more »
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Criterion DVD)

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    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Guillermo del Toro

    Cole Duffy: “Gorgeous, moving, and haunting, Pan's Labyrinth is a true modern cinematic classic with iconic imagery.”

    DVD Spine #838 Learn more »
  • Cat People (Criterion DVD)

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    Cat People

    Jacques Tourneur

    Cole Duffy: “One of the all-time great horror films, genuinely frightening even to this day, and a testament to the prowess of RKO's filmmaking skills.”

    DVD Spine #833 Learn more »
  • Woman in the Dunes (Criterion DVD)

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    Woman in the Dunes

    Hiroshi Teshigahara

    Cole Duffy: “A deeply affecting drama that lingers on your mind long after the credits roll, with each passionate, steamy scene hanging like a desert haze.”

    DVD Spine #394 Learn more »
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Criterion DVD)

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    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    Luis Buñuel

    Cole Duffy: “Bunuel's dissection of the upper class is outright hilarious, a touch perverted, and irresistibly intelligent in its jokes and scenarios.”

    DVD Spine #102 Learn more »
  • A Touch of Zen (Criterion DVD)

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    A Touch of Zen

    King Hu

    Cole Duffy: “King Hu's magnum opus is a deep, entertaining, philosophical and transcendent masterpiece, and earns every second of its running time.”

    DVD Spine #825 Learn more »
  • La chienne (Criterion DVD)

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    La chienne

    Jean Renoir

    Cole Duffy: “Renoir's first great work - a highly entertaining and tragic story with all the trademarks of his style and a tight pacing that grabs your attention.”

    DVD Spine #818 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

    Cole Duffy: “Daisies is (arguably) the best film here, but each one in this set is a dark, witty gem from an era of upheaval and temporary freedom.”

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  • Phoenix (Criterion DVD)

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    Phoenix

    Christian Petzold

    Cole Duffy: “Petzold delivers a masterpiece of modern cinema, along with an ending that deserves all the praise it receives.”

    DVD Spine #809 Learn more »
  • Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion DVD)

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    Only Angels Have Wings

    Howard Hawks

    Cole Duffy: “A glorious example of what the studio system could do when firing on all engines, with excellent direction from Hawks and great acting all around.”

    DVD Spine #806 Learn more »
  • The Graduate (Criterion DVD)

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    The Graduate

    Mike Nichols

    Cole Duffy: “A tried and true, stone cold American classic. You know it, I know it, your mother knows it, and her mother knows it.”

    DVD Spine #800 Learn more »
  • The Kid (Criterion DVD)

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    The Kid

    Charlie Chaplin

    Cole Duffy: “Chaplin's first feature-length film is both hilarious and moving, sweet and a little touching.”

    DVD Spine #799 Learn more »
  • The American Friend (Criterion DVD)

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    The American Friend

    Wim Wenders

    Cole Duffy: “A slow burn yet enthralling work from Wim Wenders, with exquisite cinematography and a fascinating performance from Dennis Hopper.”

    DVD Spine #793 Learn more »
  • Speedy (Criterion DVD)

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    Speedy

    Ted Wilde

    Cole Duffy: “The best of the Harold Lloyd films is this, a sincere love letter to New York City that is also gut-bustingly funny and heartwarming.”

    DVD Spine #788 Learn more »
  • Dressed to Kill (Criterion DVD)

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    Dressed to Kill

    Brian De Palma

    Cole Duffy: “An extremely entertaining, sick, and twisted thriller from Brian de Palma, and frightening all the way to the bitter, shocking end. ”

    DVD Spine #770 Learn more »
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Elio Petri

    Cole Duffy: “A taut, hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller that works and stuns time and time again thank to Petri and his collaborators.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #682 Learn more »
  • White Material (Criterion DVD)

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    White Material

    Claire Denis

    Cole Duffy: “A gripping story of colonialism and racial tensions, anchored by a ferocious performance by Isabelle Huppert in one of the best roles of her career.”

    DVD Spine #560 Learn more »
  • Mystery Train (Criterion DVD)

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    Mystery Train

    Jim Jarmusch

    Cole Duffy: “Charming, languid, and comical, Jarmusch's love letter to the City of Elvis Presley is excellently constructed with brilliant payoff.”

    DVD Spine #521 Learn more »
  • The Last Days of Disco (Criterion DVD)

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    The Last Days of Disco

    Whit Stillman

    Cole Duffy: “A wildly funny yet poignant tale of the end of the disco in New York City, with a whitty script and great acting from everyone involved. ”

    DVD Spine #485 Learn more »
  • Yi Yi (Criterion DVD)

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    Yi Yi

    Edward Yang

    Cole Duffy: “A mastrful study of a family over a year, guided by Yang's brilliant direction, proves to be one of the best films of the 21st century”

    DVD Spine #339 Learn more »
  • Autumn Sonata (Criterion DVD)

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    Autumn Sonata

    Ingmar Bergman

    Cole Duffy: “The only meetup of cinema's two famous Bergmans is one of the best works of both their careers - a simple yet searing character drama.”

    DVD Spine #60 Learn more »
  • Rififi (Criterion DVD)

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    Rififi

    Jules Dassin

    Cole Duffy: “Jules Dassin's masterpiece is this slinky, seductive tale of crime in the City of Lights, with an absolutely outstanding robbery sequence.”

    DVD Spine #115 Learn more »
  • The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion DVD)

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    The Complete Lady Snowblood

    Toshiya Fujita

    Cole Duffy: “Pure bloody fun! No wonder Tarantino was influenced by these for "Kill Bill". Great action, engaging characters, a tight story - need I go on?”

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  • A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion DVD)

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    A Brighter Summer Day

    Edward Yang

    Cole Duffy: “So utterly perfect in every way (direction, acting, story, visuals, sound) that all I can do is quote Beyoncé: "Goddamn, goddamn, godddamn!"”

    DVD Spine #804 Learn more »
  • Spartacus (Criterion DVD)

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    Spartacus

    Stanley Kubrick

    Cole Duffy: “The best of all the sword-and-sandals epics of the 50s and 60s, Spartacus is well acted, beautifully shot, and shows glimmers of Kubrick's genius.”

    DVD Spine #105 Learn more »
  • The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion DVD)

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    The Emigrants/The New Land

    Jan Troell

    Cole Duffy: “An almighty epic experience stuffed with great acting, editing, and cinematography that handily earns its enormous four-hour running time.”

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  • Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion DVD)

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    Paris Belongs to Us

    Jacques Rivette

    Cole Duffy: “Rivette's first feature film is a miraculous, endlessly fascinating piece that establishes his enormous skills as a director. A great pleasure.”

    DVD Spine #802 Learn more »
  • Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion DVD)

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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Alexander Mackendrick

    Cole Duffy: “A savagely brilliant film, SSOS is among the best of classic noir films, with an absolutely stunning screenplay, laced with twisted, dark acting.”

    DVD Spine #555 Learn more »
  • On the Waterfront (Criterion DVD)

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    On the Waterfront

    Elia Kazan

    Cole Duffy: “All opinions on Kazan aside, this remains a powerful drama that is stellar in all its aspects and contains the pinnacle of Marlon Brando's career.”

    DVD Spine #647 Learn more »
  • Broadcast News (Criterion DVD)

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    Broadcast News

    James L. Brooks

    Cole Duffy: “Broadcast News one of the best romantic dramedies of the 80s, thanks to stellar acting from everyone else, and the best script of Brooks' career.”

    DVD Spine #552 Learn more »
  • Love Streams (Criterion DVD)

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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes

    Cole Duffy: “Cassavete's final film is among his greatest; a piercing insight of human emotions and the concept of love and what it means to love and be loved.”

    DVD Spine #721 Learn more »
  • The Apu Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

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    The Apu Trilogy

    Satyajit Ray

    Cole Duffy: “Rightly hailed as one of the best of all film trilogies, Ray's films contain a rare humanity that makes these films stand out long after the credits.”

    DVD Spine #782 Learn more »
  • Kwaidan (Criterion DVD)

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    Kwaidan

    Masaki Kobayashi

    Cole Duffy: “Kobayashi effortlessly creates one of the most haunting films in all of cinema, and each story in this ghostly anthology is a treasure to watch.”

    DVD Spine #90 Learn more »
  • Vengeance Is Mine (Criterion DVD)

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    Vengeance Is Mine

    Shohei Imamura

    Cole Duffy: “"Vengeance Is Mine" is a snarling masterful monstrosity of sheer power, aided by Inamura's mighty directorial skills and its horrifying true story.”

    DVD Spine #384 Learn more »
  • The Double Life of Véronique (Criterion DVD)

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    The Double Life of Véronique

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    Cole Duffy: “Kieslowski, cinema's spiritualist, made of his best works here, in this deeply moving tale, aided by the great acting, cinematography, and soundtrack.”

    DVD Spine #359 Learn more »
  • Short Cuts (Criterion DVD)

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    Short Cuts

    Robert Altman

    Cole Duffy: “Altman magnificently weaves this grand story of humanity and life in middle-class Los Angeles with one of the most stunning casts ever put together.”

    DVD Spine #265 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 13:  Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 13: Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Cole Duffy: “Mizoguchi was one of the greatest filmmakers to ever live, and this boxset featuring some of his career highlights (esp. "Street of Shame") proves it.”

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  • Eclipse Series 12:  Aki Kaurismäki’s Proletariat Trilogy (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismäki’s Proletariat Trilogy

    Aki Kaurismäki

    Cole Duffy: “"The Match Factory Girl" is a masterwork, but all three of these films are wonderful dry, witty works perfectly paced and pure, sheer fun to watch.”

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  • Code Unknown (Criterion DVD)

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    Code Unknown

    Michael Haneke

    Cole Duffy: “Haneke's magnum opus is this stunning dissection of interracial tension in modern society, filmed in brilliant long takes and led by a powerful cast.”

    DVD Spine #780 Learn more »
  • Mulholland Dr. (Criterion DVD)

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    Mulholland Dr.

    David Lynch

    Cole Duffy: “One of the best films of the 21st century, bar none. Lynch's jaw-dropping work of art is one of the great critiques of Hollywood and cinema overall.”

    DVD Spine #779 Learn more »
  • To Be or Not to Be (Criterion DVD)

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    To Be or Not to Be

    Ernst Lubitsch

    Cole Duffy: “One of Lubitsch's best works, featuring a darkly funny undercurrent, a astoundingly hilarious script, and wonderful acting all around (Lombard!).”

    DVD Spine #670 Learn more »
  • Weekend (Criterion DVD)

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    Weekend

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Cole Duffy: “Easily Godard's most aggressive work, "Weekend" is an overwhelming piece of pop-Marxism and antibourgeois fury, capped with a awe-inspiring long take.”

    DVD Spine #635 Learn more »
  • Certified Copy (Criterion DVD)

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    Certified Copy

    Abbas Kiarostami

    Cole Duffy: “Twisty and intelligent, Kiarostami skillfully guides this insightful romance with a light mood and wonderful performances from Binoche and Shimell.”

    DVD Spine #612 Learn more »
  • Being John Malkovich (Criterion DVD)

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    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    Cole Duffy: “Boundlessly inventive, "BJM' is one of the highlights in both Jonze's and Kaufman;s careers, a marvelously wild film with a bizarre yet likable style.”

    DVD Spine #611 Learn more »
  • Blow Out (Criterion DVD)

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    Blow Out

    Brian De Palma

    Cole Duffy: “Feverish and paranoic, "Blow Out" is de Palma's best film, elevated by Travolta and Allen's skills, a wondrous sound design, and sharp camerawork.”

    DVD Spine #562 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion DVD)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    Cole Duffy: “Malick returned in grand style: one of the 90's best films, with gorgeous imagery, a mystical atmosphere, great acting, and a driving sound mix.”

    DVD Spine #536 Learn more »
  • Roberto Rossellini’s  War Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

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    Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy

    Roberto Rossellini

    Cole Duffy: “Rossellini made waves with one of the all-time great trilogies in cinema, all of them perfect examples of the sheer emotional power of neorealism.”

    DVD Spine #500 Learn more »
  • 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg

    Josef von Sternberg

    Cole Duffy: “Sternberg's silent are among the best 1920s Hollywood has to offer, and each one of the films in this box set is a tour-de-force in silent filmmaking.”

    DVD Spine #528 Learn more »
  • Traffic (Criterion DVD)

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    Traffic

    Steven Soderbergh

    Cole Duffy: “Soderbergh's grand drug epic is one of the highlights of his career, elevated by stunning camerawork, a top-notch cast, and a complex, moving story.”

    DVD Spine #151 Learn more »
  • A Room with a View (Criterion DVD)

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    A Room with a View

    James Ivory

    Cole Duffy: “A stunning cast and great directing anchor this delightful treat from the Merchant-Ivory crew, and it's among their best literary adaptations.”

    DVD Spine #775 Learn more »
  • The Ice Storm (Criterion DVD)

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    The Ice Storm

    Ang Lee

    Cole Duffy: “"The Ice Storm" is a brilliant recreation and deconstruction of 1970s life, directed with enormous skill by Ang Lee and acted by an amazing cast.”

    DVD Spine #426 Learn more »