The newest Criterion Collection Blu-Ray, Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men, hits the shelves in the UK on 15th May. Fiona Pleasance joins the jury.
The premise of 12 Angry Men could hardly be simpler. Almost all of the film takes place in a single room in a New York City courthouse in the mid-1950s, where the members of a jury deliberate on the trial of a young man accused of murdering his father.
Continue reading Courtroom Drama
Spank The Monkey doesn’t usually enjoy movies about children, but he’ll make an exception for Lone Wolf and Cub
Continue reading Babycart On The Ray Of Blu
Paul Duane on Howard Brookner’s 1983 portrait of William Burroughs, released today in a new blu-ray restoration from Criterion.
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A restored version of Charles Vidor’s 1946 film Gilda is released in the UK by The Criterion Collection today. Fiona Pleasance revisits a classic noir.
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Kate le Vann on the latest addition to Criterion’s UK blu-ray catalogue: 1941 supernatural body-swap romcom Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
Continue reading A Match Made In Heaven
Paul Duane watches the latest release in the Criterion Collection: Stuart Cooper’s haunting 1975 war epic Overlord.
Continue reading The Criterion Collection: Overlord
Another week, another classic movie from The Criterion Collection. This time, it’s one with a reputation as not only a modernist masterpiece but also a famously tough watch. Fiona Pleasance tackles Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960 L’Avventura.
Continue reading An Awfully Big Adventure
Criterion put out six movies when they launched in the UK last week. Only Angels Have Wings was one of them and it turns out Paul Duane is kind of fond of the film.
Continue reading What’s the point in wasting a good steak?
Earlier this year, rumours started to go round Mostly Film HQ that The Criterion Collection would be launching in the UK. The label has released over 800 classic films on DVD and Blu-ray in the US. Six of those 800 make up their UK launch today…
It’s our job to let you know how wisely Criterion have chosen. Six of our writers are going to look at each launch title in turn. Here are your first two reviews: Continue reading The Magnificent Six?