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A Hard Day’s Night: Criterion Collection

July 10, 2014

 A Hard Day’s Night: Criterion Collection

When A Hard Day’s Night (1964) was released in theaters, the Beatles had already performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and conquered America with their insanely catchy songs. Richard Lester’s irreverent film cemented their reputation as the most popular... 

John Mellencamp 1978 – 2012

December 9, 2013

 John Mellencamp 1978 – 2012

“My world is in Indiana and this, here, is what I do for a living. I wish I could do it better sometimes than I do. That’s the same as anybody that cares about their job.” John Mellencamp once said this is an interview he gave to Rolling Stone magazine... 

Nashville: Criterion Collection

December 3, 2013

 Nashville: Criterion Collection

At the time, Nashville (1975) was Robert Altman’s magnum opus, a sprawling tale featuring 24 characters over five days. Not only does he manage to juggle all of these storylines, but is able to seamlessly interconnect them in major or minor ways. The... 

Nashville: The Complete First Season

September 30, 2013

 Nashville: The Complete First Season

Nashville is a television show stacked with pedigree. Created by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), this night-time soap chronicles the turbulent lives of two competing country musicians played by Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Hayden Panettiere... 

Pina: Criterion Collection

February 14, 2013

 Pina: Criterion Collection

More than 20 years in the making, Pina (2011) was originally conceived by filmmaker Wim Wenders as a documentary about famous choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch. However, he couldn’t figure out how to translate the artistry and elegance of the performers... 

Magical Mystery Tour

October 17, 2012

 Magical Mystery Tour

By the time The Beatles made Magical Mystery Tour (1967) they had complete creative control over their art. When it came to make their next film, they took Richard Lester’s advice and decided to do it themselves. He had, of course, directed them in... 

Yellow Submarine

June 5, 2012

 Yellow Submarine

Based on the song of the same name, Yellow Submarine (1968) was not a film that the Beatles were keen on making. They were unhappy with how Help! (1965) had turned out as well as their self-produced television special Magical Mystery Tour (1967). However,... 

Topsy-Turvy: Criterion Collection

March 31, 2011

 Topsy-Turvy: Criterion Collection

You have to hand it to Mike Leigh, a filmmaker who has the confidence to make a $20 million period musical with limited commercial appeal. In 1999, he released Topsy-Turvy, a musical drama chronicling W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s creation of The... 

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

December 20, 2010

 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

To say Head (1968) is a cinematic oddity is an understatement. Intent at topping The Beatles at their own game, The Monkees appeared in a film that Bob Rafelson directed and co-wrote with none other than Jack Nicholson and that was even more experimental... 

Cher: The Film Collection

November 22, 2010

 Cher: The Film Collection

Here’s a film that I bet William Friedkin would like to forget. At a time when popular musical acts like The Beatles and The Monkees were starring in movie musicals, Sonny and Cher decided to cash in on the trend too with Good Times (1967). Bored between... 

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