Last Minute Criterion Suggestions from Us

There’s only a few days left of the half-off sale from the Criterion Collection. If you’re a newcomer to the home video line, all of those selections can look daunting and you’ll probably stand there for a good while trying to decide what to get. With nearly a thousand titles to choose from, it’s overwhelming. Don’t worry, two Criterion aficionados have their picks that are perfect for any first-time buyer or if you’re looking for something to spice up your shelf.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc – Review


There are many words one can throw out to describe what sort of impact The Passion of Joan of Arc contains upon any viewer. Carl Theodor Dreyer’s landmark of his own era still remains one of the most iconic films of all time. The era of silent cinema could not be much better represented at some of its very best the way The Passion of Joan of Arc creates its mark, for it does not require any form of sound in order to carry the display of pain which it shows especially as emoted from the titular character during her trial and ultimately, her own death. Whether it is watched completely silent (the way I prefer watching it) or with the “Voices of Light” scoring, the impact it carries remains as incredible as always, for this here is cinema at some of its most raw. Continue reading →