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Badlands: Criterion Collection

March 21, 2013

 Badlands: Criterion Collection

Badlands (1973) was an auspicious debut from Terrence Malick. Based loosely on the real-life killing spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate in 1958, Malick made his film independently and for little money. The end result is... 

Ministry of Fear: Criterion Collection

March 19, 2013

 Ministry of Fear: Criterion Collection

Fritz Lang was a German filmmaker in exile thanks to World War II. He saw making an adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel The Ministry of Fear as a way to contribute to the war effort and demonstrate his democratic credentials. However, the studio made... 

On the Waterfront: Criterion Collection

March 6, 2013

 On the Waterfront: Criterion Collection

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... 

Wreck-It Ralph: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

March 5, 2013

 Wreck-It Ralph: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Video games are a thriving and incredibly lucrative industry, grossing as much if not more than the film industry so it makes sense that someone would make an animated film about the games themselves. And what better studio to do it than Disney who attempted... 

The Kid with a Bike: Criterion Collection

March 1, 2013

 The Kid with a Bike: Criterion Collection

The Kid with a Bike (2011) continues Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s fascination with scrappy, troubled protagonists that exist on the fringes of society. They are interested in telling stories about working class people in a realistic style and this... 

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