David MacDonald’s Wish List (191)

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  • This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization.

    Added 04/19/2016
    The New World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Jul 2016

    Blu-Ray

    3 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust.

    Added 04/19/2016
    Night and Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jul 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 04/19/2016
    Muriel, or The Time of Return (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jul 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.

    Added 04/19/2016
    A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jul 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 04/19/2016
    Carnival of Souls (Criterion DVD)

    12 Jul 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.

    Added 04/19/2016
    The In-Laws (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    5 Jul 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.

    Added 03/18/2016
    Le amiche (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    7 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound sense of humanity.

    Added 03/18/2016
    La chienne (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A sophisticated supernatural Hollywood comedy whose influence continues to be felt, Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars the eminently versatile Robert Montgomery as a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident.

    Added 03/18/2016
    Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction.

    Added 03/18/2016
    Fantastic Planet (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.

    Added 03/18/2016
    Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture.

    Added 03/18/2016
    Clouds of Sils Maria (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Jun 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 02/17/2016
    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    31 May 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman.

    Added 02/17/2016
    The Player (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 May 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Director Kaneto Shindo’s documentary-like, dialogue-free portrayal of daily struggle is a work of stunning visual beauty and invention.

    Added 02/17/2016
    The Naked Island (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 May 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past.

    Added 02/17/2016
    In a Lonely Place (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 May 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The rare film that takes aim at the frenzy of the McCarthy era while also being suffused with its Cold War paranoia, The Manchurian Candidate remains potent, shocking American moviemaking.

    Added 01/19/2016
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States.

    Added 01/19/2016
    A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A Poem Is a Naked Person is a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Les Blank’s cinematic daring and Leon Russell’s immense musical talents.

    Added 01/19/2016
    A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Barcelona (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance) has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Phoenix (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties.

    Added 01/19/2016
    The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell charts, over the course of two films, a Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in this beautiful but forbidding new world.

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Kid (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.

    Added 11/16/2015
    Death by Hanging (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 11/16/2015
    I Knew Her Well (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman.

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Jellyfish Eyes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Dec 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Burroughs: The Movie  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Dec 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an explora­tion of death.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Ikiru (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Dont Look Back (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.

    Added 08/17/2015
    In Cold Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.

    Added 08/17/2015
    The Apu Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Code Unknown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Julien Duvivier made the transition from silents to talkies with ease, marrying his expressive camera work to a strikingly inventive use of sound with a singular dexterity.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.

    Added 07/15/2015
    Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.

    Added 07/15/2015
    Kwaidan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola.

    Added 07/15/2015
    A Special Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.

    Added 07/15/2015
    The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Mister Johnson (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Director Bruce Beresford garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Breaker Morant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

    Added 06/16/2015
    The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable.

    Added 05/18/2015
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda, whose remarkable career began in the 1950s and has continued into the twenty-first century, produced some of her most provocative works in the United States.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Eclipse Series 43: Agnès Varda in California (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is one of the most influential films of all time.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Here Is Your Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination.

    Added 03/16/2015
    The  Bridge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Confession (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Rose (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Limelight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96