The Circus: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2019-09-25T09:56:49-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Less maudlin than many of Chaplin's longer films, this one won him a special Academy Award for "versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing," due in part to the outlandish final scenes. In this silent film, the Little Tramp is a member of a traveling circus and falls in love with a beautiful bareback rider.

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Klute: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2019-07-17T11:09:57-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Alan J. Pakula's 1971 thriller details the troubled life of a Manhattan prostitute stalked by one of her tricks. Investigating the disappearance of his friend Tom Gruneman (Robert Milli), rural Pennsylvania private eye John Klute (Donald Sutherland) follows a lead provided by Gruneman's associate Peter Cable (Charles Cioffi) to seek out a call girl who Gruneman knew in New York City.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2019-06-27T09:19:58-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true.

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Night on Earth: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2019-04-15T10:11:55-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , , |

In this strangely compelling film, five entirely different cab rides in five locations around the world are shown unfolding simultaneously. Each ride is fraught with high drama; in one, an effusive Roman driver Roberto Benigni insists on confessing all his sexual encounters, including one with a sheep, to an extremely unwilling priest who inconveniently dies in his cab before his lengthy confession can be completed.

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Notorious: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2019-01-15T11:28:02-04:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

A convicted traitor's daughter becomes a U.S. Government spy and falls in love with a fellow agent. She then accepts a dangerous assignment that requires her to marry her father's Nazi friend in Rio de Janeiro. Suspense, intrigue, and romance are stylishly mixed in one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films.

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Some Like it Hot: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2018-11-15T11:32:49-04:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can't tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take "No," for an answer.

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