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Best of Criterion’s New Releases, July 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, July 2017


I forgot to post this, so here it is: Paste Magazine’s Criterion Collection Round-Up for July of 2017.  For whatever reason, I thought I’d written about Rome, Open City in the past – and it’s possible that I have, and have merely forgotten – but revisiting it years after first watching it, I found that my appreciation … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, May 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, May 2017


Hey! It’s May(‘s Criterion round-up for Paste Magazine)! An Ozu movie written around fart jokes is an Ozu movie well in my wheelhouse, but I did not write about Good Morning; instead I wrote about Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelle, Chantal Akerman’s landmark arthouse film, a three hour opus about a single mom as she … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017


Oh, sure: I know what you’re thinking. “It’s May, Annnnnnndyyyyyyyyy! Why are you so late sharing the April Criterion round-up, huuuuuuuh?” Well, I mean, hush. Calm down. It’s okay. You can still read the Paste Magazine Criterion piece for April even though it is no longer April. You should, too, not only because I spend more time … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, March 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, March 2017


What a March over at The Criterion Collection! Obviously any month that includes a Blu-ray release of 45 Years is a month that I will hold in high esteem, but Being There and Multiple Maniacs ain’t too shabby, either. (Being There, as just about every film critic on the planet has likely already noted by now, feels weirdly relevant … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s Releases, February 2017

Best of Criterion’s Releases, February 2017


Instead of talking about the Oscars, let’s talk about The Criterion Collection’s excellent slate of February releases, including Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, which deserved at least a nomination in the Documentary category (but of course could never have gotten one, because it is not in any way an AMPAS film). For me, it’s all about Mildred Pierce, the … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2016

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2016


…oh, you didn’t think I forgot about this, did you? April was a busy month for Paste’s intrepid team of Criterion reviewers, so we wound up getting our monthly notes on Criterion’s monthly release slate out a mite later than intended. But if you’re any kind of Criterion obsessive, our collective musings about the April … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, February 2016

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, February 2016


We’re a bit light this month in the Criterion department, but one of my Paste Magazine compadres and I managed to squeak out blurbs about Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well and Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. (This leaves a big The Graduate shaped hole in our coverage, but c’est la vie, c’est la vie.) For my own part, The Kid is … Continue reading

The Criterion Files: Days of Heaven

The Criterion Files: Days of Heaven


Well, this has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? I admit that I gave the Criterion Files a bit of a break for a time there, but the good news is that I’m bringing them back again over at Go, See, Talk!, starting with Days of Heaven…and nothing else. That’s right, I’m altering the format … Continue reading