The Manchurian Candidate: Criterion Collection

April 26, 2016

John Frankenheimer’s masterful political thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962) was released at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and reflects the mounting tensions between the United States and the Soviets during the Cold War. Based on Richard... 

Seconds: Criterion Collection

August 14, 2013

Seconds (1966) was the conclusion of John Frankenheimer’s informal paranoia trilogy – three films he made during the 1960s that reflected the darker side of America, which can be traced back to the loss of innocence with the assassination of President... 

Ronin: Collector’s Edition

May 12, 2006

Most big budget spy movies are often cartoonish action films with an emphasis on spectacle (explosions, gunfights and car chases) and very little intelligence or interesting characters. Aside from the smart, visceral Jason Bourne films, the only mainstream... 

The Hire

October 25, 2003

In 2001, BMW and filmmaker, David Fincher (Fight Club), created a series of ambitious short films promoting their cars. Fincher selected five internationally acclaimed directors to make the films and allowed gave them complete artistic control. The only...