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  • One of the best and most literate movies from the great days of horror, The Most Dangerous Game stars Leslie Banks as a big-game hunter with a taste for the world’s most exotic prey—his houseguests.

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    The Most Dangerous Game (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Hitchcock’s Notorious, a beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains).

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    Notorious (Criterion DVD)

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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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    Mike Santoro: “Have had this film recommended to me more than I can count! Eager to see it and add it to my collection. ”

    Added 12/14/2011
    Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

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    Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price.

    Added 05/23/2016
    Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life.

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    Seconds (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior.

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    If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mike Santoro: “Looks like such a great sci-fi flick. Just missed a special screening of this in Atlanta earlier this year. Won't miss my chance to pick this up!”

    Added 12/14/2011
    World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

    Added 05/27/2016
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

    Added 05/23/2016
    Sisters (Criterion DVD)

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  • This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies.

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    F for Fake (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics.

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    Heaven’s Gate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

    Added 07/23/2014
    The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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    Mike Santoro: “This sounds amazing ”

    Added 03/19/2015
    The Hit (Criterion DVD)

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  • A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

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    Repo Man (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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  • 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 hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Alex Cox’s Walker tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who became a soldier of fortune and dictator of Nicaragua.

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    Walker (Criterion DVD)

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  • Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and the fiction-documentary hybrid Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work.

    Added 10/21/2015
    Close-up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

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    The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

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    Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, a group of college friends remain on campus, patching together a community for themselves in order to deny the real-world futures awaiting them, in Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s hilarious and touching directorial debut.

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    Kicking and Screaming (Criterion DVD)

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  • Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.

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    Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits.

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    Bottle Rocket (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Tenth grader Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student, and its least scholarly, in Wes Anderson’s dazzling sophomore effort—equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy.

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    Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast.

    Added 07/23/2014
    George Washington (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • This smash road comedy from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón is a funny and moving look at human desire.

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    Y tu mamá también  (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex.

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    Fish Tank (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mike Santoro: “An artist's decadent struggle with surviving through music, in a wintry 1960s New York. A must-see!”

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    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Greta Gerwig is radiant as Frances, a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her intimate but shifting bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner).

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    Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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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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  • In the middle of the 1970s, Wim Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again.

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    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With his trademark mixture of empathy and scrutiny, Errol Morris has changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the United States, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity.

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    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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