Five Easy Pieces: Criterion Collection

June 24, 2015

Jack Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor during the 1970s and that’s saying a lot when you consider it was at a time when the likes of Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, among others, were doing some of their very best work. Nicholson... 

Nashville: Criterion Collection

December 3, 2013

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... 

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

December 20, 2010

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... 

Savage Cinema: 12 Movie Collection

April 7, 2010

The folks at Mill Creek Entertainment have released a box set of 12 exploitation films from the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the films that are part of this eclectic collection include, The Wild Rebels (1967). After Rod Tillman crashes his stock-car during... 

Easy Rider: 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

April 16, 2005

The critical and commercial success of Easy Rider (1969) scared the hell out of the Hollywood studios at the time of its release. Executives thought that they knew what the public wanted to see: safe comedies like Pillow Talk (1959) or the Frankie and... 

The Day of the Locust

February 11, 2003

Based on Nathanael West’s famous novel of the same name, The Day of the Locust (1975) is a scathing indictment of the Hollywood studio system. John Schlesinger’s film recalls a bygone era when the Hollywood sign still read Hollywoodland and people...