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.
Set on an Earth doomed to extinction, Christopher Nolan’s beautiful, overreaching, often ineloquent science-fiction epic follows a team of NASA explorers scouting a new habitat for humanity.
Robert Greene’s provocative documentary mixes intimate slice-of-life and staged sequences to profile Brandy Burre, an actress approaching 40 while playing many roles at once.
The six comedies and plethora of bonus features on this new Criterion box set reveal how Jacques Tati told the story of French progress after World War II.
Working in 3-D for the first time, Jean-Luc Godard synthesizes his ideas about technology and different ways of seeing with a format that allows for a radical layering of images. In short, it’s “Godard: The Ride.”
Rightly considered one of the scariest non-horror films ever made, George Sluizer’s abduction thriller cuts chillingly between the perspectives of a husband searching for his missing wife and the man who kidnapped her.