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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Criterion Collection

February 21, 2014

 Fantastic Mr. Fox: Criterion Collection

When it was announced that Wes Anderson would be adapting Roald Dahl’s short story Fantastic Mr. Fox, it came as something of a surprise. Up to that point, Anderson had only made films based on original material that he created himself or with a co-collaborator.... 

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Criterion Collection

February 19, 2014

 It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Criterion Collection

Thanks to the massive success of Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Hollywood started cranking out epic, big-budgeted movies populated by a slew of movie star cameos. It was an attempt to get people away from their television screens and back into the... 

Jules and Jim: Criterion Collection

February 18, 2014

 Jules and Jim: Criterion Collection

Based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche, Jules and Jim (1962) is one of the most famous love triangles ever put on film. Film critic Francois Truffaut read the book in 1955 and wanted to make it into a film. The story stayed with him and once he became... 

Karen Gillan, Not Another Happy Ending and her rom coms research

February 11, 2014

 Karen Gillan, Not Another Happy Ending and her rom coms research

Recently in an interview with MSN, Karen Gillan, the star of Not Another Happy Ending, revealed the romantic comedies that she watched to prep for her role. ‘I worked my way through all the great rom coms of our time, started off with His Girl Friday,... 

The Long Day Closes: Criterion Collection

February 4, 2014

 The Long Day Closes: Criterion Collection

Despite being hailed as Britain’s greatest living film director by the London Evening Standard, Liverpool’s Terence Davies is not widely known. Over a 37-year career, he has only made six feature films, most of which are deeply personal stories about... 

Rififi: Criterion Collection

February 4, 2014

 Rififi: Criterion Collection

Blacklisted by Hollywood during the 1950s, American director Jules Dassin went to France and made Rififi (1955), considered by critics to be one of the greatest heist films ever made. It also became part of a thriving French film noir movement that included... 

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