Sidney’s Collection (115)

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  • Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Two Days, One Night

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

    Sidney: “With this film and others, The Dardenne Brothers successfully capture the harsh realism of everyday struggle that feels all too real.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #771 Learn more »
  • Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Day for Night

    François Truffaut

    Sidney: “Another Truffaut masterpiece! It brilliantly captures the sheer complexities of making a movie. It's like a film course come to life.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #769 Learn more »
  • Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Alexander Mackendrick

    Sidney: “A brilliantly nasty and razor-sharp spin on newspaper and tabloid politics that remains as chillingly fresh as the day it was made. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #555 Learn more »
  • Close-up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Close-up

    Abbas Kiarostami

    Sidney: “A masterly made depiction of reality colliding with documentary, and arguably the most definitive Kiarostami film.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #519 Learn more »
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Beautiful Laundrette

    Stephen Frears

    Sidney: “For this 1980's gem, Frears created a painfully, and brutally real look at subject matter that still unfortunately exists in our world: human chaos.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #767 Learn more »
  • The Uninvited (Criterion DVD)

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    The Uninvited

    Lewis Allen

    Sidney: “A sophisticated haunted house mystery that despite its obvious flaws, still manages to be entertaining and intelligent than many of its late ilk.”

    DVD Spine #677 Learn more »
  • The Double Life of Véronique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Double Life of Véronique

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    Sidney: “Kieslowski's striking and arresting journey into human identity and meaning, with a fantastic performance by the beautiful Irene Jacob.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #359 Learn more »
  • The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Long Day Closes

    Terence Davies

    Sidney: “Davies' emotional and personal follow-up to his brilliant "Distant Voices, Still Lives" (which is way overdue for a Criterion upgrade).”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #694 Learn more »
  • The Black Stallion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Black Stallion

    Carroll Ballard

    Sidney: “The 1970's answer to "National Velvet" that is just as exciting and visionary, with some very arresting images and a wonderful cast.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #765 Learn more »
  • Here Is Your Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Here Is Your Life

    Jan Troell

    Sidney: “I have not seen this, but it looks like an influential coming of age film. I just got my Blu-ray and I'm ready to see, or experience it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #766 Learn more »
  • Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Hiroshima mon amour

    Alain Resnais

    Sidney: “An emotionally charged, and scarring depiction of brief passion amidst war and chaos. Still one of the greatest films of all-time.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #196 Learn more »
  • The Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Killers

    Sidney: “The 1946 version is an influential classic. The 1964 version is as cool and brutal as they come. Both films brilliantly express Hemington's vision.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #176 Learn more »
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Jaromil Jireš

    Sidney: “A surreal discovery that demands multiple viewings to fully understand its ravishingly sensual eccentricities. A lyrical film unlike any other. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #761 Learn more »
  • Five Easy Pieces (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Five Easy Pieces

    Bob Rafelson

    Sidney: “A blazing character study of 1970's grim alienation that contains one of Nicholson's explosive performances.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #546 Learn more »
  • The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Fisher King

    Terry Gilliam

    Sidney: “One of Gilliam's remarkable films that manages to add humor to the devastating human condition. It is an often lyrical masterwork.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #764 Learn more »
  • A Master Builder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Master Builder

    Jonathan Demme

    Sidney: “Another masterwork from Shawn and Gregory where art and theater collide at a powerful rate. It keeps you emotionally riveted from start to finish”

    Blu-Ray Spine #762 Learn more »
  • Il sorpasso (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Il sorpasso

    Dino Risi

    Sidney: “A boldly entertaining film, a classic of Italian cinema, and a cautionary tale on the dangers of living the sweet life that has lost none of its power”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #707 Learn more »
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Merchant of Four Seasons

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Sidney: “It's no surprise to why film buffs all over the world adore Fassbinder. Film history wouldn't be complete without him and his filmmaking power.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #758 Learn more »
  • Blow Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blow Out

    Brian De Palma

    Sidney: “Say what you will about Travolta today, but his performance was riveting, and shows you that he is an actor of great intensity and emotional depth.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #562 Learn more »
  • John Cassavetes: Five Films (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    John Cassavetes: Five Films

    Sidney: “You'll never see a box set like this again. Cassavetes captured the human behavior like no other by showing the warts-and-all behind each human flaw.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #250 Learn more »
  • Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eyes Without a Face

    Georges Franju

    Sidney: “I think 'torture porn' started here, but it has rarely been done with such poetry and style than this lyrical masterpiece.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #260 Learn more »
  • Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sullivan’s Travels

    Preston Sturges

    Sidney: “One of the perfect examples of why Sturges was a cinematic genius and the go-to guy for early Hollywood satire. It still remains pretty relevant.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #118 Learn more »
  • The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Sidney: “Not as famous as Hitch's late films, but it still has his trademark wit, style and suspense. Filled with great twists, turns and a memorable ending.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #56 Learn more »
  • Three Colors (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Three Colors

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    Sidney: “One of the most beautiful collection of films that has ever been put on the screen. To watch these films is to see what a genius Kieslowski was.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #587 Learn more »
  • Naked (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Naked

    Mike Leigh

    Sidney: “One of the most savage, disturbing and razor-sharp depictions of a society disemboweled, with devastating acting and powerful direction.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #307 Learn more »
  • Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman

    Sidney: “If you're looking for harrowing filmmaking, look no further than this Bergman masterpiece. You'll be forever changed by what film can really do.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #101 Learn more »
  • Odd Man Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Odd Man Out

    Carol Reed

    Sidney: “Next to The Third Man, this is one Carol Reed's most haunting films. Every moment just grabs you with almost visceral intensity.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #754 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    Sidney: “A radical depiction of television's creepy manipulation on society that continues to be disturbingly relevant for after 30 years. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Down by Law (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Down by Law

    Jim Jarmusch

    Sidney: “One of Jarmusch's most charming films that continues to submit his storytelling gifts. Also, the black and white cinematography is really immaculate.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #166 Learn more »
  • The Soft Skin (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Soft Skin

    François Truffaut

    Sidney: “An evocative and suspenseful depiction of infidelity that has one of the most memorable endings in film history. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #749 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Sidney: “One of those few rare works of cinematic art that gets childhood rebellion absolutely right. Remains one of the masterpieces of cinema, period.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #5 Learn more »
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Pedro Almodóvar

    Sidney: “Another Almodovar classic: sexy, bizarre, dazzling and brave. Only he could get away with this type of adult storytelling.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #722 Learn more »
  • Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Watership Down

    Martin Rosen

    Sidney: “The 1970's answer to "Bambi" that is still just as traumatizing. This is arguably the ultimate anti-Disney film that leaves the viewer stunned.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #748 Learn more »
  • Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Don't Look Now

    Nicolas Roeg

    Sidney: “One of those rare film classics that gives the horror genre a true legitimacy. It still continues to chill the viewer down to their soul.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #745 Learn more »
  • Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • My Winnipeg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Winnipeg

    Guy Maddin

    Sidney: “Unfortunately, my first Guy Maddin film, but not my last. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #741 Learn more »
  • The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Palm Beach Story

    Preston Sturges

    Sidney: “Another Preston Sturges masterpiece that continues to make us laugh, even after 70 years. The opening credits is a gem.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #742 Learn more »
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Sidney: “If this was Fassbinder's only film, he would still be one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived, and rightly so. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #740 Learn more »
  • Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Tootsie

    Sydney Pollack

    Sidney: “A sharp, and witty classic that still manages to hit the right notes for the gender-bending age.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #738 Learn more »
  • The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Jean Vigo

    Sidney: “Watching a Jean Vigo film is like watching the medium being reborn. Never has a filmmaking redefine cinema with just a limited number of masterworks.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #578 Learn more »
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Sidney: “Godard's unsurpassed, and rebellious modern classic that changed the course of cinema forever. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #408 Learn more »
  • Insomnia (Criterion DVD)

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    Insomnia

    Erik Skjoldbjærg

    Sidney: “An intense, and fearless crime noir that will chill you to your very soul, with a searingly powerful performance by Stellan Skarsgard. ”

    DVD Spine #47 Learn more »
  • Clean, Shaven (Criterion DVD)

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    Clean, Shaven

    Lodge Kerrigan

    Sidney: “One very rare, stripped-down depiction about mental illness that manages to get it disturbingly right. Raw, intense, and frighteningly real.”

    DVD Spine #354 Learn more »
  • Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Safe

    Todd Haynes

    Sidney: “Time has been very good to Tood Haynes' still creepily revelant depiction of crass materalism that continues to pack quite a punch.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #739 Learn more »
  • L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    L’avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Sidney: “One of the most superior reasons why film lauguage exists. Its haunting mysteries are still being analyzed today, which is a good thing.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #98 Learn more »
  • Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Tokyo Story

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Sidney: “One of cinema's most profound, and timeless depictions of family drama. Watch this all-time masterpiece, and you'll see what film is really about.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #217 Learn more »
  • It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    It Happened One Night

    Frank Capra

    Sidney: “The most definitive example of the 'romantic comedy' and proof that not of all them were stinkers. Colbert and Gable are a team for the ages.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #736 Learn more »
  • Paris, Texas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Paris, Texas

    Wim Wenders

    Sidney: “A haunting, poetic experience as it goes very deep into the confines of complex communication. The ending monologue is a masterpiece for the ages.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #501 Learn more »
  • La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La dolce vita

    Federico Fellini

    Sidney: “A chillingly cool depiction of the horror of celebrity culture that continues to leave its acidly relevant mark on film history. ””

    Blu-Ray Spine #733 Learn more »
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Sidney: “One of my all-time favorite films, and still a devastating depiction of unlikely love. Films like this remain emotionally rare, and fiercely raw”

    Blu-Ray Spine #198 Learn more »
  • The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Innocents

    Jack Clayton

    Sidney: “One of the creepiest, most atmospheric and beautifully made ghost stories ever made. It remains a eerie piece of sublime filmmaking.”

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

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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    Sidney: “One of the greatest mind-fucks in cinema history. Never had a film like this created such a brilliantly warped sense of male paranoia.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    All That Jazz

    Bob Fosse

    Sidney: “An explosive, exhilarating and still daring musical that continues to be a huge work of cinematic art. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #724 Learn more »
  • Love Streams (Criterion DVD)

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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes

    Sidney: “To witness Cassavetes and Rowlands in film is like a rebirth, because you are forever changed by them. This film is real, daring and very painful.”

    DVD Spine #721 Learn more »
  • The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Big Chill

    Lawrence Kasdan

    Sidney: “An extremely witty and influential depiction of the superficiality/cluelessness of the 1980's that still manages to strike a nerve to this day.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #720 Learn more »
  • Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Pickpocket

    Robert Bresson

    Sidney: “A rare, suspenseful depiction of not just the thrill of temptation, but also the consequences of it, in a sublime way that only Bresson can film it.”

    DVD Spine #314 Learn more »
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion DVD)

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

    Sidney: “A one-of-a-kind unsettling and hypnotic masterpiece that continues to leave all the hairs on my neck standing up, because it is just that good.”

    DVD Spine #29 Learn more »
  • L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    L’eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Sidney: “One of Antonioni's seminal films that continues to haunt the viewer to this day. Never has a film been so stark about the meaning of alienation.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #278 Learn more »
  • Metropolitan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman

    Sidney: “An endlessly quotable depiction of the privileged society that suggests that they have the same issues as the rest of us. Wry, and well-written.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #326 Learn more »
  • Border Radio (Criterion DVD)

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    Border Radio

    Allison Anders, Dean Lent and Kurt Voss

    Sidney: “An interesting, but unorthodox blend of film school politics, film noir, and punk sensibilities. I'd rather have this than Armageddon any day. ”

    DVD Spine #362 Learn more »