Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is rich in color, high on fiery emotions, and saturated in the hues of melodramatic tension.
Interiors might be humorless, but it is not lifeless.
Ultimately, What a Way to Go! may not even have to be a great movie. Its cast alone makes the picture generally worthwhile for most classic movie buffs.
Minnelli and Krasner, and all the resources MGM had to offer, illustrate Bells Are Ringing in the glorious glamour associated with the celebrated studio
Audrey Hepburn turns in one of her most forceful performances, and the picture itself is a tightly-woven, well-paced, and consistently intriguing thriller.
Fox and His Friends is, like Fassbinder’s own life, fraught with the torment of love, occasionally elevated by moments of fleeting contentment.
'His Girl Friday' gets the Criterion treatment.
Fellini's 'Roma', no on Blu-ray from Criterion, surges with flaring tempers, wild passions, and a messy, hectic environment.
As the template for so many heist films to follow, John Huston’s 1950 caper benchmark, The Asphalt Jungle, still ranks among the finest of the crime movie sub-genre
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a visceral, emotional, and highly distressing work.
It is this exhibition of an ostensible reality, but one doused with hallucinations, dreams, or genuinely existing absurdity, that makes Buñuel the quintessentially surreal artist that he is.
Released in two different versions, one in 1948, one in 1950, both included on this Olive Films disc, this particular rendering of Macbeth ranks among Welles’s best.