On the Waterfront: Criterion Collection

March 6, 2013

On the Waterfront (1954) introduced Method acting into the mainstream and Marlon Brando’s moody, muscular performance ushered in a new wave of actors that included the likes of James Dean and Montgomery Clift – thespians that immersed themselves completely... 

12 Angry Men: Criterion Collection

December 13, 2011

Adapted from the 1954 teleplay of the same name, 12 Angry Men (1957) marked the auspicious feature film debut of director Sidney Lumet who had cut his teeth on live television in New York City. He brought a gritty, edgy realism to this film, an approach... 

Thieves’ Highway

August 26, 2005

Based on A.I. Bezzerides’ novel, Thieves’ Market, Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway (1949) offers a glimpse into the world of truck drivers risking their lives on the open road, having to deal with their vehicles breaking down and pushing themselves...