Austin K.’s Collection (28)

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  • My Own Private Idaho (Criterion DVD)

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    My Own Private Idaho

    Gus Van Sant

    Austin K.: “Gus Van Sant's lyrical, gay tragedy in Portland delivers great performances from Keanu and River, plus an interesting reselling of "Henry VI." And Udo”

    DVD Spine #277 Learn more »
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Criterion DVD)

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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    Russ Meyer

    Austin K.: “With a healthy mix of self-aware satire and boobs, this lurid combination of Russ Myer and Roger Ebert is one of the strangest studio films ever made.”

    DVD Spine #836 Learn more »
  • In the Mood for Love (Criterion DVD)

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    In the Mood for Love

    Wong Kar-wai

    Austin K.: “With eye-popping visuals, a doomed romance and two genius performances delivered from director Wong-Kar Wai, tragedy has never looked this gorgeous.”

    DVD Spine #147 Learn more »
  • Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sullivan’s Travels

    Preston Sturges

    Austin K.: “Preston Sturges' classic, screwball dramedy is a fun satire on Hollywood, a tract on the power of comedy, and it even has a little sex in it!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #118 Learn more »
  • The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Fisher King

    Terry Gilliam

    Austin K.: “Terry Gilliam works his magic on the streets of NYC with Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges and a brilliant ensemble in tow. My favourite movie of all-time.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #764 Learn more »
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Stanley Kramer

    Austin K.: “One of the few successful examples of its kind, Stanley Kramer's epic comedy is both a tribute to humor on film and a high-octane example of such.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #692 Learn more »
  • Pierre Etaix (Criterion DVD)

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    Pierre Etaix

    Pierre Etaix

    Austin K.: “This long-lost comic marvel is brought to life again, and with such a charming and exceptional presentation to boot! Lovely beyond all belief.”

    DVD Spine #655 Learn more »
  • RoboCop (Criterion DVD)

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    RoboCop

    Paul Verhoeven

    Austin K.: “On the surface, this is a gory, sci-fi tale of revenge. But in the hands of Paul Verhoeven, it becomes a darkly-comic satire on Reagan-era America.”

    DVD Spine #23 Learn more »
  • The Great Dictator (Criterion DVD)
  • Modern Times (Criterion DVD)

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    Modern Times

    Charlie Chaplin

    Austin K.: “Chaplin cleverly combines his unique brand of character comedy with gentle satire and social drama, to deliver a film people happily make timeless.”

    DVD Spine #543 Learn more »
  • Paths of Glory (Criterion DVD)

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    Paths of Glory

    Stanley Kubrick

    Austin K.: “This incredible film not only showcases the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick and Kirk Douglas, but speaks deeply about the dehumanization of war.”

    DVD Spine #538 Learn more »
  • Mulholland Dr. (Criterion DVD)

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    Mulholland Dr.

    David Lynch

    Austin K.: “Naomi Watts does wonders in David Lynch's surreal, frightening, romantic, even humorous look into Hollywood and the effects it has on the psyche.”

    DVD Spine #779 Learn more »
  • 8½ (Criterion DVD)

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    Federico Fellini

    Austin K.: “Out of all the Fellini movies in the world, this one's certainly the Felliniest! Nina Rota's score and the beautiful cinematography are to die for!”

    DVD Spine #140 Learn more »
  • Repo Man (Criterion DVD)

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    Repo Man

    Alex Cox

    Austin K.: “This sci-fi cult hit from Alex Cox has a quotable script, a great cast and hilarious set-pieces. That and a '64 Malibu that zaps people doesn't hurt.”

    DVD Spine #654 Learn more »
  • Eating Raoul (Criterion DVD)

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    Eating Raoul

    Paul Bartel

    Austin K.: “Probably the most delightful comedy about murder and orgies ever made, thanks to the charm and wit of Paul Bartel and co-star Mary Wornov.”

    DVD Spine #625 Learn more »
  • Brazil (Criterion DVD)

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    Brazil

    Terry Gilliam

    Austin K.: “Gilliam's masterpiece, by far, and one of the greatest films of all time.”

    DVD Spine #51 Learn more »
  • M (Criterion DVD)

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    M

    Fritz Lang

    Austin K.: “Fritz Lang's first sound film contains one of cinema's most notorious, yet strangely sympathetic monsters in Peter Lorre's Hans Beckert.”

    DVD Spine #30 Learn more »
  • Time Bandits (Criterion DVD)

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    Time Bandits

    Terry Gilliam

    Austin K.: “A wonderfully witty and imaginative special effects-blockbuster from a few of the greats that gave us Monty Python.”

    DVD Spine #37 Learn more »
  • The Night of the Hunter (Criterion DVD)

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    The Night of the Hunter

    Charles Laughton

    Austin K.: “Charles Laughton's haunting directorial effort (and sadly his only one) is a brilliant piece of filmmaking, with an A+ performance from Robert Mitchum”

    DVD Spine #541 Learn more »
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Criterion DVD)

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    Monty Python’s Life of Brian

    Terry Jones

    Austin K.: “This satire of Biblical proportions is arguably the most structured, most funny, and most brilliant of the Python features. ”

    DVD Spine #61 Learn more »
  • Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    Austin K.: “Dear god! David Lynch's first movie is a haunting, unsettling entry in his catalog. The cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

    Austin K.: “This visually magnificent gem from Truffaut's peak period is one of the most lovely romances depicted on film.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #281 Learn more »
  • Badlands (Criterion DVD)

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    Badlands

    Terrence Malick

    Austin K.: “Terrence Malick's directorial debut is one of the most beautiful films of the 1970's.”

    DVD Spine #651 Learn more »
  • The Seventh Seal (Criterion DVD)

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    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    Austin K.: “Must I even say how good this is? Bergman's iconic film is an engaging fable about man's response to the silence of God. And its pretty funny, too!”

    DVD Spine #11 Learn more »
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Austin K.: “The pulpy, slick debut of not only one of the most talented directors of the French New Wave, but of many of the tropes associated with it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #408 Learn more »
  • City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    City Lights

    Charles Chaplin

    Austin K.: “A fun, little romantic comedy from the most beloved comedian in all of film. Seth's illustrations are equally as charming.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #680 Learn more »
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion DVD)

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Terry Gilliam

    Austin K.: “One of Gilliam's best, and also one of his oddest. Not only a fantastic adaptation of a fantastic book, but a loving tribute to all things Gonzo.”

    DVD Spine #175 Learn more »
  • Chasing Amy (Criterion DVD)

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    Chasing Amy

    Kevin Smith

    Austin K.: “Probably the best film from Kevin Smith, this is a very funny and surprisingly mature look at love. My 1st Criterion. ”

    DVD Spine #75 Learn more »