RebeccaT’s Collection (70)

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  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    Russ Meyer

    RebeccaT: “Entertaining enough. Apparently the incomparable Pam Grier was in there somewhere but I missed it! ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #836 Learn more »
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

    RebeccaT: “Not my favorite WA film visually, but every character in this film is perfection. Plus that soundtrack.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #300 Learn more »
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Darjeeling Limited

    Wes Anderson

    RebeccaT: “Not my fave WA, but I appreciate it more after a loss in the family. Great depiction of how grief changes (& doesn't change) complex family dynamics.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #540 Learn more »
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Guillermo del Toro

    RebeccaT: “It's been a decade since I saw this, yet del Toro's dark and beautiful fantasy world is fresh in my memory. Still, time to rewatch.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #838 Learn more »
  • Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mulholland Dr.

    David Lynch

    RebeccaT: “Everything I love about Lynch and then some. Hard to say if I love this or Blue Velvet more.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #779 Learn more »
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Criterion DVD)

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    Monty Python’s Life of Brian

    Terry Jones

    RebeccaT: “Comic perfection. As funny to me now as it was when I was a kid. Or funnier.”

    DVD Spine #61 Learn more »
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Robert Altman

    RebeccaT: “Absolutely no complaints about this film -- Altman is a masterful storyteller as always -- but I just didn't find it as affecting as his others.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #827 Learn more »
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

    RebeccaT: “Excellent film that makes me feel super cynical about a lot of music I really love. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #794 Learn more »
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Abdellatif Kechiche

    RebeccaT: “Really captures what it is to be enamored with another woman. Part of you wants her, part you wants to be her.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #695 Learn more »
  • Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Antichrist

    Lars von Trier

    RebeccaT: “I LOVED this movie until I found out Lars made it after his divorce. Now it feels a bit misogynistic but it's still just so worth watching.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #542 Learn more »
  • Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    RebeccaT: “Another modern film that's not just good, but arguably essential to one's cultural literacy.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #611 Learn more »
  • Knife in the Water (Criterion DVD)

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    Knife in the Water

    Roman Polanski

    RebeccaT: “A few beautiful people and a whole lot of ugly thoughts. As in Repulsion, Polanski knows how to stir up a lot of emotion in a small space.”

    DVD Spine #215 Learn more »
  • Diabolique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Diabolique

    Henri-Georges Clouzot

    RebeccaT: “Loved it, but I'm still stuck on the philosophical and narrative possibilities if the body had never been found.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #35 Learn more »
  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Persona

    Ingmar Bergman

    RebeccaT: “Persona is heady and artsy but infinitely watchable. I will be watching it again and again.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #701 Learn more »
  • Punch-Drunk Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Punch-Drunk Love

    Paul Thomas Anderson

    RebeccaT: “When I first saw this, I was too young to appreciate it. Now it stands completely, wonderfully apart from other films & feels like one of PTA's best.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #843 Learn more »
  • Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rosemary’s Baby

    Roman Polanski

    RebeccaT: “The very definition of a classic in my mind. This will always be one of my favorite movies.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #630 Learn more »
  • Shadows (Criterion DVD)

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    Shadows

    John Cassavetes

    RebeccaT: “Cassavetes finding himself. None of the trademarks of his flawless later works, but I loved it all the same.”

    DVD Spine #251 Learn more »
  • Stranger Than Paradise (Criterion DVD)

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    Stranger Than Paradise

    Jim Jarmusch

    RebeccaT: “Another perfect Jarmusch. Why can't I take my eyes off John Lurie? It's not attraction -- there's just something completely engaging about him.”

    DVD Spine #400 Learn more »
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    David Fincher

    RebeccaT: “This film just doesn't affect me the way it affects other people. I think I'm too cynical.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #476 Learn more »
  • The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Brood

    David Cronenberg

    RebeccaT: “Cronenberg's suuuuper creepy sorta-sequel to Roeg's "Don't Look Now." That one scene will never, ever leave my brain. You'll know it when you see it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #777 Learn more »
  • The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Graduate

    Mike Nichols

    RebeccaT: “My opinion of Roger Ebert plummeted when I first read his review of this film. It's timeless, hilarious and rich with dark emotional detachment.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #800 Learn more »
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Wes Anderson

    RebeccaT: “First Wes Anderson film I ever saw. I was young and it was so melancholy and different from anything I'd ever seen + the soundtrack of my adolescence.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #157 Learn more »
  • The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion DVD)

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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jonathan Demme

    RebeccaT: “One of those films that is just essential to your cultural literacy. Feels a little different every time I watch it.”

    DVD Spine #13 Learn more »
  • This Is Spinal Tap (Criterion DVD)

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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Rob Reiner

    RebeccaT: “Never, ever, ever, ever gets old. If you don't find this hilarious we will not get along.”

    DVD Spine #12 Learn more »
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Jaromil Jireš

    RebeccaT: “This was visually stunning, campy-strange and uncomfortable. But it probably could have ended a bit earlier. Curious about other Jireš...”

    Blu-Ray Spine #761 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    RebeccaT: “There aren't enough movies like Videodrome. Cronenberg has a way of making a provocative, interesting concept nauseatingly real.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Tiny Furniture (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Tiny Furniture

    Lena Dunham

    RebeccaT: “I have a complicated relationship with Lena's work, but Tiny Furniture is sad, funny, relatable, and worth watching for another side of Laurie's art.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #597 Learn more »
  • The Uninvited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Uninvited

    Lewis Allen

    RebeccaT: “Love the way these old-timey horrors are so neatly resolved in the end. "There, the ghosts are all gone and now let's have a May-December wedding!"”

    Blu-Ray Spine #677 Learn more »
  • Valley of the Dolls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Valley of the Dolls

    Mark Robson

    RebeccaT: “LOL. Next up, "BEYOND the Valley of the Dolls."”

    Blu-Ray Spine #835 Learn more »
  • The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Vanishing

    George Sluizer

    RebeccaT: “I watched this with an ex, not knowing it was Criterion and having no idea what to expect. Holy crap. The most matter-of-fact horror I can think of.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #133 Learn more »
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Nicolas Roeg

    RebeccaT: “I miss Bowie -- he truly was otherworldly. And this smart, psychedelic but ultimately bleak film really showcases Roeg's stylistic talents.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #304 Learn more »
  • The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Innocents

    Jack Clayton

    RebeccaT: “The combination of Kerr's repressed sexuality and the little boy's precocious compliments/physical gestures was honestly scarier than any evil spirit.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #727 Learn more »
  • The Blob (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Blob

    Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

    RebeccaT: “I feel indignant that this got the Criterion treatment, and I love my sci-fi/horror campy as all get out. Whyyyyyyy.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #91 Learn more »
  • The Beales of Grey Gardens (Criterion DVD)

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    The Beales of Grey Gardens

    Albert Maysles and David Maysles

    RebeccaT: “I watched this after Repulsion and The Tenant to remind myself about the happier possibilities of being a shut-in.”

    DVD Spine #361 Learn more »
  • Slacker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Slacker

    Richard Linklater

    RebeccaT: “I am so, so glad I waited to see this until after I moved to Austin. Despite ongoing gentrification, all of these characters are still here in spades.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #247 Learn more »
  • Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Scanners

    David Cronenberg

    RebeccaT: “Among other things, Cronenberg always leaves me asking, "Where did he find those actors?!" Canada, I guess? Loved it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #712 Learn more »
  • Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rushmore

    Wes Anderson

    RebeccaT: “Wes always so lovingly reminds us that children have their own very rich inner lives.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #65 Learn more »
  • Repulsion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Repulsion

    Roman Polanski

    RebeccaT: “I didn't think I could love a Polanski film more than Rosemary's Baby -- and then I saw Repulsion. A completely ahead-of-its-time story of psychosis.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #483 Learn more »
  • Short Cuts (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Short Cuts

    Robert Altman

    RebeccaT: “There just aren't enough movies that make me feel the way Altman's better works do. It's a sort of sad, silly humanism that I associate with Vonnegut.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #265 Learn more »
  • Nashville (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Nashville

    Robert Altman

    RebeccaT: “That Tom sure gets around. I love absolutely everything about this film, and catch myself singing the closing song all the time.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #683 Learn more »
  • Naked Lunch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Naked Lunch

    David Cronenberg

    RebeccaT: “The most Cronenberg-ey film I can think of besides maybe eXistenZ. Not true to the (lack of) narrative of the book, but certainly to the spirit of it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #220 Learn more »
  • If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    If....

    Lindsay Anderson

    RebeccaT: “Came for the bizarre cafe scene, stayed for bloodthirsty youth in revolt. Does Malcolm McDowell ever disappoint? Answer: No he does not.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #391 Learn more »
  • Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Frances Ha

    Noah Baumbach

    RebeccaT: “I'm a little in love with Greta Gerwig. As the synopsis says, I can't think of anything modern that's so true to the style of the French New Wave.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #681 Learn more »
  • Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    RebeccaT: “Introducing unsuspecting friends to this film remains one of my purest joys. Truly nightmarish not just in content but also its disjointed narrative.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dazed and Confused

    Richard Linklater

    RebeccaT: “I didn't fully appreciate this movie (or Linklater in general) until I moved to Austin. Classic.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #336 Learn more »
  • Bottle Rocket (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Bottle Rocket

    Wes Anderson

    RebeccaT: “All of that trademark Wes Anderson charm, but where his new films are perfect, this early one is pleasantly less so. Not my favorite but I enjoyed it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #450 Learn more »
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

    RebeccaT: “Breathless was my first Godard, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Stylish and intimate, it's just a delight from start to finish.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #408 Learn more »
  • A Woman Under the Influence (Criterion DVD)

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    A Woman Under the Influence

    John Cassavetes

    RebeccaT: “Gena's most heartbreaking character. Cassavetes gets everything about mental illness and womanhood just right in this film, and I love him for it.”

    DVD Spine #253 Learn more »
  • Straw Dogs (Criterion DVD)

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    Straw Dogs

    Sam Peckinpah

    RebeccaT: “Straw Dogs only gets better each time I watch it -- from Dustin Hoffman's silent frustration early on to the calamitous, claustrophobic final act.”

    DVD Spine #182 Learn more »
  • Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    RebeccaT: “Thought I was ready. Wasn't. This film is best summarized by my having to chide someone, "Please don't talk about Salo when we're trying to have sex."”

    Blu-Ray Spine #17 Learn more »
  • Repo Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Repo Man

    Alex Cox

    RebeccaT: “Honestly, is there a line in this film that is not perfectly hilarious and quotable? I loved every moment of it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #654 Learn more »
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

    RebeccaT: “You couldn't pay me to be a teenage girl again. Oh Peter Weir, what a poetic way to ask what motivates young women, especially such "proper" ones.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #29 Learn more »
  • The Last Wave (Criterion DVD)

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    The Last Wave

    Peter Weir

    RebeccaT: “I challenge you to find a more unique and compelling apocalyptic story. Things mostly go unsaid in this film, but the imagery sticks with you.”

    DVD Spine #142 Learn more »
  • Peeping Tom (Criterion DVD)

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    Peeping Tom

    Michael Powell

    RebeccaT: “Is it blasphemous to say I like this better than any Hitchcock? It just feels meatier, the themes more explored -- more effectively creepy.”

    DVD Spine #58 Learn more »
  • 3 Women (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    3 Women

    Robert Altman

    RebeccaT: “I'm kind of obsessed with this film. I know it was heavily inspired by Persona but the desert landscape sets it apart and adds something for me.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #230 Learn more »
  • My Own Private Idaho (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Own Private Idaho

    Gus Van Sant

    RebeccaT: “It's been months since I watched this and I'm honestly still worried about Mike. Plus the cinematography was gorgeous.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #277 Learn more »
  • Faces (Criterion DVD)

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    Faces

    John Cassavetes

    RebeccaT: “Perfect example of a Cassavetes film. Theatrical, wholly uncomfortable, but still utterly charming. ”

    DVD Spine #252 Learn more »
  • Love Streams (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes

    RebeccaT: “At this point I have seen almost everything Cassavetes ever directed but nothing makes me feel silly-melancholy like Love Streams.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #721 Learn more »
  • House (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    RebeccaT: “I'm not even sure I liked this movie but I would watch it again and again for the completely unique special effects. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #539 Learn more »
  • Grey Gardens (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Grey Gardens

    Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde

    RebeccaT: “I could watch the Edies forever. So benignly strange and they delight in the simplest things -- I felt defensive watching the Documentary Now! spoof. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #123 Learn more »