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Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946)

“Ernst Lubitsch’s final finished film is a deceptively lighthearted exploration of class and gender issues in Britain on the brink of World War II.” I review the AV quality and bonus materials on Criterion’s recent release over at Slant Magazine.

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Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

“Juzo Itami’s “ramen western” Tampopo is a zesty concoction that investigates the often surreal intersections of sex, death, and other human appetites.” Read the rest of the review at Slant Magazine.

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Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)

“Antisocial (anti-)art of the highest caliber, John Waters’s Multiple Maniacs receives a pristine 4K restoration and some solid supplements from the Criterion Collection.” I review the tech specs and extras on Criterion’s fab new Blu-ray. Read the entire review over … Continue reading

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Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)

“Hal Ashby’s plangent fable receives a smashing 4K restoration and a fine brace of bonus materials from the Criterion Collection.” Read the rest of the review on Slant Magazine.

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The Before Trilogy (Richard Linklater, 1995-2013)

“Masterworks of contemporary American cinema, Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy receive stunning 2K transfers and a comprehensive compilation of bonus materials from Criterion.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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Roma (Federico Fellini, 1972)

“Federico Fellini’s hallucinatory Roma gets a pristine 2k transfer and a few meaty bonus features from the Criterion Collection.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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The 20 Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

“The embarrassment of home-video riches made available to cinephiles this year proves once again that the rumors about the death of physical media have been greatly exaggerated.” I provide the introduction and spread the love across four capsule reviews. Read … Continue reading

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