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... 

The Killing: Criterion Collection

August 18, 2011

Before graduating to studio films for the remainder of his filmmaking career, Stanley Kubrick cut his teeth on several lean independent films with producer James B. Harris, chief among them was The Killing (1956), a masterful take on Lionel White’s... 

Paths of Glory: Criterion Collection

October 29, 2010

The subject of war was one that fascinated Stanley Kubrick for much of his career. His first film, Fear and Desire (1953), was an allegorical war picture and with Dr. Strangelove (1964), he made a scathingly satirical anti-war film. Full Metal Jacket... 

John Cassavetes: Five Films

April 27, 2005

“Hollywood is not failing. It has failed.” John Cassavetes wrote these prophetic words in 1959 in an article entitled, “What’s Wrong with Hollywood” for Film Culture magazine. He goes on to list the symptoms of its decline: “The desperation,...