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The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion)

Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers is a true-crime/horror/film noir masterpiece based on actual events, but its backstory is so convoluted that the making of the film is equally as engaging. Criterion’s recent reissue of the DVD brings this classic to light, reintroducing it to a new generation of movie buffs.

Errol Morris: Gates Of Heaven/Vernon, Florida/The Thin Blue Line (Criterion)

Documentarian Errol Morris’ first three films have been reissued by Criterion, and all three show the portrait of a young man growing into one of the country’s most important documentarians.

Hoop Dreams (Criterion)

Twenty years after its release,the three-hour sports documentary that Roger Ebert named as the best film of the 1990s remains one of the best sports films and best documentaries ever made.

Lisa Carver: The Date Night Porter

Lisa Carver takes on several domination-themed artistic compositions from the past 120 years. Enjoy!

Macbeth (Criterion)

Roman Polanski’s first work following the brutal murder of his wife and her friends was a superb, dark take on Shakespeare’s darkest play.

The Vanishing (Criterion)

The late George Sluizer’s 1988 film The Vanishing is one of the most disturbing films you’ll ever see. This timely reissue reintroduces his masterwork to a wider audience.

A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion)

What was created at the time as a quick cash-in to the latest pop superstars is feted with a lavish and essential 50th anniversary box set.

Hearts and Minds (Criterion)

In college, one of my professors referred to the Vietnam conflict  as “the first rock and roll war.” While the onomatopoeic nature of the phrase is appropriate, the point was one of considerable debate. Certainly, the war’s effect on popular culture is undeniable; many examples exist that show how Vietnam and the culture of the… Read More ›