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reviewed Robinson Crusoe on Mars - Criterion C.... April 01
Robinson Crusoe on Mars - Criterion Collection
This is no joke: as a huge fan of science fiction films, I’d heard plenty about ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS throughout the years.  The simple truth of the matter is that I’d just never gotten …
posted a Quick Tip about Cronos (The Criterion Collection Spec.... April 08, 2011
Cronos (The Criterion Collection edition DVD and Blu-ray)
Guillermo del Toro's first and arguably best film (along with Pan's Labyrinth). Cronos is a strange fantasy-horror hybrid that tells the cautionary tale of a kindly old man who through an accidental …
reviewed Cronos (The Criterion Collection Spec.... December 15, 2010
Cronos (The Criterion Collection edition DVD and Blu-ray)
Mainstream movie fans would know Guillermo Del Toro from his work with the underrated “Mimic”, the simple and yet affecting “The Devil’s Backbone”, comic-book adaptations …
reviewed F for Fake - Criterion Collection. September 02, 2010
F for Fake - Criterion Collection
Orson Welles’ 1973 docu-drama “F For Fake” is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses …
posted a Quick Tip about F for Fake - Criterion Collection. August 29, 2010
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F for Fake - Criterion Collection
Orson Welles’ 1973 docu-drama “F For Fake” is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses on …
posted a Quick Tip about The Third Man. August 29, 2010
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The Third Man
Carol Reed’s 1949 film-noir “The Third Man” is Reed’s greatest work, and probably Orson Welle’s second greatest acting role of his career!  This is not an idle boast …
reviewed The Third Man. August 24, 2010
The Third Man
Carol Reed’s 1949 film-noir “The Third Man” is Reed’s greatest work, and probably Orson Welle’s second greatest acting role of his career!  This is not an idle boast …
reviewed Taste of Cherry - Criterion Collection. July 19, 2010
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Taste of Cherry - Criterion Collection
A middle-aged and middle class man drives through the streets of Tehran, searching for someone who might assist him. He turns away the eager men who crowd his window, in hopes of being hired for day labor. …
reviewed The Lady Eve - Criterion Collection (.... March 04, 2010
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The Lady Eve - Criterion Collection (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941) is a screwball comedy about a man and a woman who meet on a cruise played by Henry Fonda and Barbra Stanwyck. In 1994 the film was preserved by the United States Library of congress …
reviewed Summertime - Criterion Collection. January 19, 2010
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Summertime - Criterion Collection
Of all director David Lean's films (which included such masterpieces as "Great Expectations", "Doctor Zhivago" and "Ryan's Daughter"), his personal favourite was reputed to have been 1955's SUMMERTIME, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Third Man. October 30, 2009
The Third Man
Amazing cinematography and soundtrack, great acting. As dark as it gets!!
reviewed The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion.... October 12, 2009
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection
Off and on for YEARS, I would hear about the film THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC. While I am an avid movie fan and enjoy ALL kinds of films, I don't truly consider myself a film "scholar" and I always put …
reviewed Vampyr (The Criterion Collection 2-di.... July 27, 2009
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Vampyr
A young man, fascinated by the occult, arrives at a small village where his dreams of the supernatural become a nightmare that threatens to destroy him. Drawing upon the worldwide fascination with legends …
reviewed The Third Man. February 13, 2009
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The Third Man
Pros: Orson Welles makes an impression!     Cons: Can be tough to follow     The Bottom Line: Cuckoo! Cuckoo!     One of the great tragedies …
reviewed Night and Fog - Criterion Collection. July 19, 2008
Night and Fog - Criterion Collection
"Night and Fog"    A Vivid and Horrible Description of Horror    Amos Lassen    Filmed in 1955, "Night and Fog" ("Nuit et Brouillard") is the …
reviewed Robinson Crusoe on Mars - Criterion C.... May 02, 2008
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars - Criterion Collection
What I like so much about Robinson Crusoe on Mars is its no nonsense approach. Even though it takes place on Mars it is very much about human problems, about the need for self-sufficiency and the equally …
reviewed The Last Emperor (The Criterion Colle.... February 28, 2008
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The Last Emperor (The Criterion Collection)
"The Last Emperor"    Glorious    Amos Lassen    I had not seen "The Last Emperor", a Bertolucci masterpiece since 1987. I watched the new Criterion …
reviewed In the Mood for Love - Criterion Coll.... November 13, 2007
In the Mood for Love - Criterion Collection (2000)
This film is a teasing allegory of loneliness and longing. Here is a film without sex, or even kissing -- and it is no doubt one of the sexiest and definitely the most thought-provoking and psychological …
reviewed In the Mood for Love - Criterion Coll.... October 19, 2007
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In the Mood for Love - Criterion Collection (2000)
One of the reasons I love Wong Kar-wai is that he has an amazing ability to write good smooth dialogue. Even if the film lacks in other areas like picture quality for one, he takes your mind off of that …
reviewed Ikiru - Criterion Collection (1952). October 09, 2007
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Ikiru - Criterion Collection (1952)
I was lucky enough to catch Ikiru on one of my calm I wanna watch a slow movie days. Usually I'm bouncing off the walls and watching a crazy action flick. I can certainly understand that this might not …
reviewed The Third Man. September 21, 2007
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The Third Man
Ah, what an excellent, entertaining little film this is! I'd heard of it, off and on, throughout the years, but never seen it until I had the joy of getting the Criterion Edition of the film, so I come …
reviewed Les Enfants Terribles: (The Criterion.... August 25, 2007
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Les Enfants Terribles: (The Criterion Collection)
"Les Enfants Terrible" is a collaboration between one of France's greatest authors, Jean Cocteau, and one of its greatest directors, Jean-Pierre Mellville. It should be, and according to many, is, a superb, …
reviewed Yojimbo - Remastered Edition (Criteri.... June 02, 2007
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Yojimbo - Remastered Edition (Criterion Collection
Japan's classic `Yohimbo' feels like a ground-breaking picture because it demonstrates a martial arts movie in it's modern birth. Genuinely violent 'Yohimbo' is unique for its upscale craftsmanship, including …
reviewed The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Colle.... April 29, 2007
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The Seventh Seal - Criterion Collection (1958)
Ingmar Bergman's `The Seventh Seal' deserves to be the classic it is. Offbeat but profound and interesting, the film takes place during Medieval Times when the plague was ravaging Europe. A knight (Max …
reviewed The 39 Steps (Criterion Collection Sp.... April 23, 2007
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The 39 Steps (Criterion Collection Spine #56)
While vacationing in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) attends a theatre and watches the amazing memory man recollect extraordinary facts and pass on information on a wide and eclectic range …
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