Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Criterion Collection

September 28, 2010

Nagisa Oshima’s film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) was based on Laurens van der Post’s mostly autobiographical 1963 novel The Seed and the Sower about a British military officer and a poorly treated prisoner-of-war set in the lush Javanese tropics... 

The Prestige

March 6, 2007

In the cinematic duel between two films about 19th century magicians, The Prestige (2006) certainly had the advantage over The Illusionist (2006) with big name stars, a large budget and a major studio backing it. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan... 

The Man Who Fell to Earth

February 2, 2006

When The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) was shown in the United States it was trimmed of 20 minutes of footage because the studio was worried that people wouldn’t understand what was going on. These cuts only made the movie more incomprehensible. This... 

The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons

January 13, 2006

The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons 3-DVD set features episodes between the years 1969 and 1974 that showcased popular rock music acts such as Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone. Cavett was the antithesis of most of the slickly...