Drew-N’s Collection (67)

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  • And God Created Woman (Criterion DVD)

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    And God Created Woman

    Roger Vadim

    Drew-N: “Odd and charming, deliriously out-of-date in its sexual politics but engaging none the less. Bardot is magnetic and irresistible. ”

    DVD Spine #77 Learn more »
  • Black Orpheus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Black Orpheus

    Marcel Camus

    Drew-N: “Beautiful, lively, and full of life - it feels almost like an exquisitely staged documentary. Elements of the racial politics haven't aged well.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #48 Learn more »
  • Black Moon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Black Moon

    Louis Malle

    Drew-N: “Strange and compulsively watchable; something disturbing and unusual throbs beneath the surface of this surreal dream. A real shift for Malle.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #571 Learn more »
  • Belle de jour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Belle de jour

    Luis Buñuel

    Drew-N: “What was in that box? The secret to this film, a memorable expedition into the hidden and the endlessly fascinating. Wonderful. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #593 Learn more »
  • Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Jean Cocteau

    Drew-N: “Beautiful and iconic, the film is a window into an era of grand French cinema. Endlessly copied, but rarely equalled.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #6 Learn more »
  • The Beales of Grey Gardens (Criterion DVD)

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    The Beales of Grey Gardens

    Albert Maysles and David Maysles

    Drew-N: “Some things are just wonderful surprises, memories of having seen and shared with friends, referenced forever. This great film is one of those gems.”

    DVD Spine #361 Learn more »
  • Six Moral Tales (Criterion DVD)

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    Six Moral Tales

    Eric Rohmer

    Drew-N: “A fascinating collection, with the standout Claire's Knee. Rohmer, and his characters, are great company if sometimes baffling companions. Recommended”

    DVD Spine #342 Learn more »
  • Bad Timing (Criterion DVD)

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    Bad Timing

    Nicolas Roeg

    Drew-N: “Odd, thrilling, hard to decipher. A mysterious, enigmatic performance from Garfunkel caps this engaging cinematic riddle. Well worth seeing.”

    DVD Spine #303 Learn more »
  • Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Autumn Sonata

    Ingmar Bergman

    Drew-N: “In My Dinner With Andre, he staggers from the theatre aflame with having seen An Autumn Sonata. Watching it again, it does not disappoint. Outstanding”

    Blu-Ray Spine #60 Learn more »
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    An Autumn Afternoon

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Drew-N: “Quiet and moving, typical Ozu. Yet it's a subplot that interests the most - an old teacher helped along by his tipsy, successful ex-students. Great.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #446 Learn more »
  • Au revoir les enfants (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Au revoir les enfants

    Louis Malle

    Drew-N: “Heartbreaking, heartbreaking, heartbreaking. One of the great films of all time; a masterpiece.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #330 Learn more »
  • America Lost and Found: The BBS Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

    Drew-N: “Every film a gem, but the true wonder being The King of Marvin Gardens. Who knew Bruce Dern could outperform and outshine Jack Nicholson himself?”

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  • Blow-Up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blow-Up

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Drew-N: “An odd turn for Antonioni, it doesn't live up to his other works but still maintains a thread of suspense and alienation. Mostly for completionists.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #865 Learn more »
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    Jacques Demy

    Drew-N: “While it will always live in the shadow of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,still worth seeking out- complete with a serial killer and a refrain I still hum”

    Blu-Ray Spine #717 Learn more »
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    Jacques Demy

    Drew-N: “The finest of Demy's musicals and a little to sweet, but moving. With a such poignant ending, it puts the facsimile La La Land to shame.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #716 Learn more »
  • Good Morning (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Good Morning

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Drew-N: “Television, farts, a silent schoolboy protest- no words will capture how much this film uplifts the heart and gives joy to the viewer. To be treasured”

    Blu-Ray Spine #84 Learn more »
  • All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    All That Jazz

    Bob Fosse

    Drew-N: “Wonderful and celebratory, even though it should be more of a warning tale. Performances, direction, cinematography all top notch and sizzling. ”

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

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    Federico Fellini

    Drew-N: “Langorous, meditative, utterly indulgent, and yet so joyfully watchable.All of the moments of Fellini's life and work,overshadowed by a scaffold folly”

    Blu-Ray Spine #140 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Drew-N: “Fierce and tragic,a firework of a start to the life of Antoine Doinel. Each frame cuts deep and unsparingly, showing the life of a boy valued by none.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #5 Learn more »
  • The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Drew-N: “All of the elements of Hitchcock's exceptional style with none of the fun, really. It is sad to see such a classic age so badly. Missable. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #56 Learn more »
  • 12 Angry Men (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    12 Angry Men

    Sidney Lumet

    Drew-N: “Riveting, does not disappoint. The film that spawned a thousand parodies is worth seeking out and seeing for itself - thrilling. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #591 Learn more »
  • The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Fisher King

    Terry Gilliam

    Drew-N: “Undeniably mainstream,feel-good; but sad and beautiful.Gilliam's touch keeps it from cliche;almost unbearable to watch William's luminous performance.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #764 Learn more »
  • Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida

    Errol Morris

    Drew-N: “Morris is a subtle genius;starting his subjects talking on a topic and getting them to wander amonst what troubles them most - family, souls, society.”

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  • À nos amours (Criterion DVD)

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    À nos amours

    Maurice Pialat

    Drew-N: “Compelling & strange Oedipal drama that rests midpoint between the works of Violette Leduc & Breillat's Fat Girl.Must see, troubled feminist statement”

    DVD Spine #337 Learn more »
  • Pale Flower (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Pale Flower

    Masahiro Shinoda

    Drew-N: “Mariko Kaga absolutely shines as the untouchable love of a fallen yakuza.Everything about this film is breathtakingly new,while staying deeply rooted.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #564 Learn more »
  • Le plaisir (Criterion DVD)

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    Le plaisir

    Max Ophuls

    Drew-N: “Although Ophuls' films have aged, Le plaisir is the best of them. The man in the mask, in particular, is a short and cutting shot across the bows.”

    DVD Spine #444 Learn more »
  • Purple Noon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Purple Noon

    René Clément

    Drew-N: “The thrilling original, with an outstanding performance by Maurice Ronet as the privileged and oblivious friend. Ruthless in its dissection of class. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #637 Learn more »
  • Rififi (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Rififi

    Jules Dassin

    Drew-N: “The Ur film of all crime capers - you might laugh at the highly advanced alarm system but the tension, characters draw one in ruthlessly. Riveting.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #115 Learn more »
  • La ronde (Criterion DVD)

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    La ronde

    Max Ophuls

    Drew-N: “Beautiful for its time, but it hasn't aged well. Comes from an age of vaudeville film and straight-forward story telling. A little creaky as a result.”

    DVD Spine #443 Learn more »
  • Simon of the Desert (Criterion DVD)

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    Simon of the Desert

    Luis Buñuel

    Drew-N: “Wild, well worth a watch. Although it comes from a position of critique, it's not faith that comes off second best but the hypocrites who surround it.”

    DVD Spine #460 Learn more »
  • Sólo con tu pareja (Criterion DVD)

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    Sólo con tu pareja

    Alfonso Cuarón

    Drew-N: “A standard Don Juan farce; although the material is getting tired and this film hasn't aged well. Yet there's still enough energy to crack a smile.”

    DVD Spine #353 Learn more »
  • Still Walking (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Still Walking

    Hirokazu Kore-eda

    Drew-N: “Profound, beautiful, highly recommended. A light, compelling contemplation of family, fathers and sons, duty and regret. But so beautifully filmed.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #554 Learn more »
  • Grey Gardens  The Beales of Grey Gardens  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

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    Grey Gardens The Beales of Grey Gardens Box Set

    Drew-N: “Two women in open rebellion with their class, society, and with each other. Fascinating; it would be exploitative if they didn't pierce the heart so.”

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  • Days of Heaven (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Days of Heaven

    Terrence Malick

    Blu-Ray Spine #409 Learn more »
  • Sundays and Cybèle (Criterion DVD)
  • Metropolitan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman

    Drew-N: “Gets off to a shaky start, but surprisingly touching with a gentle humor. Excellent performances and subtle direction.A film worth seeing and enjoying”

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

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    Danton

    Andrzej Wajda

    Drew-N: “Wojciech Pszoniak steals the show,making this film gripping. While the director's sympathy may be with Danton, I was riveted by Robespierre. Good film”

    DVD Spine #464 Learn more »
  • The Firemen’s Ball (Criterion DVD)

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    The Firemen’s Ball

    Miloš Forman

    Drew-N: “A brilliant satire of Soviet decline; with a motto of "everyone steals, you fool." Funny, enjoyable, and bitter knowing that the thaw would not last.”

    DVD Spine #145 Learn more »
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (Criterion DVD)

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    The Spirit of the Beehive

    Víctor Erice

    Drew-N: “Beautiful,graceful,astounding.Ascending to that highest level of the poetic and deeply meaningful great film.Its warm light bathes & remains with you.”

    DVD Spine #351 Learn more »
  • Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Antichrist

    Lars von Trier

    Drew-N: “Creative,challenging,deeply philosophical. Characters are deep and engaging puzzles; the mysteries unravelled at an excellent pace. Modern, Biblical.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #542 Learn more »
  • House (Criterion DVD)

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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    Drew-N: “Strange, strange, strange, strange, strange. But quite enjoyable, particularly if you like graphically inventive and camp/crazy. Worth a watch.”

    DVD Spine #539 Learn more »
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Criterion DVD)

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    WR: Mysteries of the Organism

    Dušan Makavejev

    Drew-N: “Strange, fascinating essay on topics seemingly so culturally distant from each other. Climaxes in an amusing Soviet orgasm, with triple strangeness.”

    DVD Spine #389 Learn more »
  • Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion DVD)

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    Monsieur Verdoux

    Charles Chaplin

    Drew-N: “An enjoyable but odd Chaplin film that reminded me a great deal of Kind Hearts and Coronets. Well worth watching; some good performances.”

    DVD Spine #652 Learn more »
  • Pépé le moko (Criterion DVD)

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    Pépé le moko

    Julien Duvivier

    Drew-N: “A fascinating curiousity; for cinema technique, and a time capsule of France. For every Frenchman Paris is the centre of the world and distance exile.”

    DVD Spine #172 Learn more »
  • The Virgin Spring (Criterion DVD)

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    The Virgin Spring

    Ingmar Bergman

    Drew-N: “Astounding and iconic. This highly symbolic film is understated, but loaded with meaning. Von Sydow's performance is among the greatest. Wrenching. ”

    DVD Spine #321 Learn more »
  • F for Fake (Criterion DVD)

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    F for Fake

    Orson Welles

    Drew-N: “Enjoyable and confounding; this disorientating film is a rapid fire meditation that redefines the concept of "meta." Reminds us of the best of Welles.”

    DVD Spine #288 Learn more »
  • The Ballad of Narayama (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Ballad of Narayama

    Keisuke Kinoshita

    Drew-N: “Breathtaking, audacious, brilliant. A film that can truly be said to expand the scope and power of cinema. A touching story of conflicting desires.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #645 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Drew-N: “Comedy and Genet tragedy.Has lost none of its potency.Brilliantly displays a spectrum of family moments, unexpected joy to fits of anger.Heartbreaking”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #5 Learn more »
  • Fists in the Pocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Fists in the Pocket

    Marco Bellocchio

    Drew-N: “Explosive, gripping film. Enjoyed the strange suspense of every minute. An indictment of the twin Italian traditions of family and faith. Recommended.”

    DVD Spine #333 Learn more »
  • The White Sheik (Criterion DVD)

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    The White Sheik

    Federico Fellini

    Drew-N: “Certainly entertaining, but odd.Of all forces, the specifics of comedy seem to age and date the most;here they are often as baffling as they are funny”

    DVD Spine #189 Learn more »
  • Umberto D. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Umberto D.

    Vittorio De Sica

    Drew-N: “Simple and heartbreaking. One of the greatest joys, aside from an isolated soul and his companion, is insight into the life and times of the period.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #201 Learn more »
  • The Third Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Third Man

    Carol Reed

    Drew-N: “Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing. Rarely beaten. And Welles' performance is ... well, only one word to describe it - amazing, amazing, amazing...”

    Blu-Ray Spine #64 Learn more »
  • The Rules of the Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Rules of the Game

    Jean Renoir

    Drew-N: “Fantastic, sharp, and ahead of it's time. I can understand why the première audience reacted so poorly; it was aimed squarely at them and landed hard.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #216 Learn more »
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Criterion DVD)

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    Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

    Jacques Tati

    Drew-N: “Tiresome slapstick drained of vitality; I'd suspect it was parody or satire of entertainment value of the entire genre if it weren't so self serious.”

    DVD Spine #110 Learn more »
  • M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    M

    Fritz Lang

    Drew-N: “The best, the greatest. Lang is a master inventor, creating the tropes that these genres would dine off for decades to come. Doesn't disappoint. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #30 Learn more »
  • L’avventura (Criterion DVD)

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    L’avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Drew-N: “Beautiful, empty;just like upper middle class lives of the characters it attempts to document.Not sure if it is unsettling, or incitement to class war”

    DVD Spine #98 Learn more »
  • Loves of a Blonde (Criterion DVD)

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    Loves of a Blonde

    Miloš Forman

    Drew-N: “But are there any loves in the film? This is the skilled question the film asks. Riveting watching the slow swirl of a party dissolve, as does its era”

    DVD Spine #144 Learn more »
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Drew-N: “Old, crusty, dated - and fantastic for it.Skilled filmmakers can create sympathy with lives of even the most unrelatable characters, as they have here”

    Blu-Ray Spine #173 Learn more »
  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

    Drew-N: “Amazingly overrated; found Jules hateful, the film a desperate attempt to justify a masochism Truffaut felt ashamed of. Gives no meaning to is content”

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

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    The Fallen Idol

    Carol Reed

    Drew-N: “A classic, and surprisingly gripping. The narrative has a charm and gentleness, despite the stakes. The characters truly draw you in to their lives.”

    DVD Spine #357 Learn more »