Bigger Than Life: Criterion Collection

March 19, 2010

Bigger Than Life (1956) is an intriguing work in director Nicholas Ray’s fascinating filmography. He got his start in progressive theater and radio and an interest in social commentary manifested itself in his Hollywood debut assisting Elia Kazan on... 

Magnificent Obsession: Criterion Collection

January 26, 2009

Technicolor melodramas don’t get much better than the ones Douglas Sirk made: All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956) and Imitation of Life (1959). It was Magnificent Obsession (1954), however, that paved the way for those later masterpieces....