Truth and tall tales collide in Guy Maddin’s whimsical reminiscence about his hometown, which mythologizes a place and a people who chose not to make a big deal about themselves.
All is not what it seems, in more ways than one, in a Peter Strickland-directed homage to European softcore, which has more than titillation on its mind.
Writer-director Paul Harrill stakes out new ground in the well-trodden territory of movie protagonists who check out of their lives. In this case, it’s a woman who re-evaluates her career and marriage after a miscarriage.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne offer yet another masterwork with this wrenching story about solar-panel-factory employee who asks her co-workers to give up their annual bonus so she can keep her job.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or-winning follow up to Once Upon A Time In Anatolia takes the form of a study in delusion and arrogance.
In this sumptuous yet earthy biopic about early-19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner, Mike Leigh profiles an artist whose personal failings are neither forgiven nor allowed to overwhelm his accomplishments.
For two decades, a serial killer nicknamed the “Grim Sleeper” was able to slaughter prostitutes and crack addicts at will in his South Central neighborhood. Nick Broomfield’s damning documentary accounts for how he got away with it for so long.
Before Inherent Vice, there was Robert Altman’s definitive SoCal noir, which adapts a Raymond Chandler novel into a shaggy private-eye picture that’s full of hazy atmosphere and irreverent attitude.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterful adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 mystery novel sends pot-smoking P.I. Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) on a case that signals the changing Southern California culture of 1970.
Plagued by a mysterious allergy to everything, a woman seeks a cure in Todd Haynes’ 1995 masterpiece.
Criterion collects nearly 10 hours of Blank’s docs about food, music, and life in this set, showcasing films Werner Herzog say teach more about America than 500 books.
The shock has worn off Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960 breakthrough, but that hasn’t made it any less powerful.
Bernardo Bertolucci’s landmark film about the making of an Italian fascist (Jean-Louis Trintignant) has a gorgeous, Expressionist grandeur, courtesy of cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.
Frank Capra’s 1934 film captured a spirit of abandon that defined the romantic-comedy genre, and set a model for all the ones that followed.
In 1965, Roger Corman gave director Monte Hellman and actor Jack Nicholson $150,000 to shoot back-to-back Westerns in the Utah desert. They returned with two spare, elliptical films that helped redefine the genre.
A sharp new Blu-ray brings out the long-lost detail in 1920’s German Expressionist touchstone The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, in ways that make a nearly century-old film feel modern again.
Capote director Bennett Miller returns to true crime with this chilling story about a Pennsylvania multimillionaire whose relationship with two brothers, both Olympic wrestling champions, ends tragically.
Director Shirley Clarke shocked the squares with her 1962 underground hit The Connection. A pair of reissued Clarke documentaries took a similarly frank approach to profiling radical artists.