One-Eyed Jacks: Criterion Collection

January 10, 2017

Initially, One-Eyed Jacks (1961) was to have Stanley Kubrick directing a screenplay written by Sam Peckinpah and starring Marlon Brando. It was intended by a socially conscious western but when the actor and Kubrick decided to rewrite the script, the... 

On the Waterfront: Criterion Collection

March 6, 2013

On the Waterfront (1954) introduced Method acting into the mainstream and Marlon Brando’s moody, muscular performance ushered in a new wave of actors that included the likes of James Dean and Montgomery Clift – thespians that immersed themselves completely... 

Kiss of Death

February 24, 2006

Kiss of Death (1947) belongs in a sub-genre of film noir that blends a documentary style with a noir look and sensibility. Nick Bianco (Mature) is a jewel thief caught and sent to prison. While waiting to be sentenced he meets Tommy Udo (Widmark), a sadistic... 

Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection

June 1, 2005

The newly released Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection contains nine of the Master of Suspense’s movies from 1940 to 1959. It’s an intriguing mix of the famous (North by Northwest) and the underrated (Mr. and Mrs. Smith). All of the films in the...