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Thief: Criterion Collection

January 30, 2014

 Thief: Criterion Collection

The best thieves in the United States operated independent crews working high-line jobs from the 1940s to the 1970s. Most of them came out of Chicago, in particular, a neighborhood known as the Patch. Meeting these people would prove vital to the creation... 

Throne of Blood: Criterion Collection

January 23, 2014

 Throne of Blood: Criterion Collection

Using Shakespeare’s Macbeth as his jumping off point, Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957) takes a fascinating look at the chaotic swirl of turmoil and treachery that was feudal Japan. The play dealt with notions of civil disorder and battles for... 

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion: Criterion Collection

January 23, 2014

 Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion: Criterion Collection

Filmmaker Elio Petri cut his teeth on Italian arthouse cinema, but with Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) he did the unthinkable by making a radical political film within the mainstream Italian film industry. It was an audacious move that... 

The Lone Ranger

January 14, 2014

 The Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski’s first collaboration was on the surprise box office success that was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). They worked together on two subsequent sequels, Dead Men’s Chest (2006) and... 

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