Il Sorpasso: Criterion Collection

May 15, 2014

Il Sorpasso (1962) starts off, appropriately enough for a road movie, with one its main characters driving through the city streets of Rome to brassy be-bop jazz blasting away on the soundtrack. It sets a fun, energetic pace right from the get-go. Often... 

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red: Criterion Collection

December 1, 2011

With the unfortunate passing of filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, cinema lost a great storyteller but he left behind an enduring legacy, most significantly Three Colors, a trilogy of films named after the colors of the French flag: Blue (1993), White (1993),... 

Z: Criterion Collection

October 26, 2009

Cited by many critics as one of the best political thrillers to come out of the 1960s, Z (1969) has also been cited as an influence on filmmakers like Oliver Stone (JFK) and Steven Soderbergh (Traffic). This political assassination thriller struck a nerve...