Compulsion, from 1959, transpires to be the most thoroughly detailed and disquieting account of the Leopold and Loeb murder case.
Aria is nothing if not a great film to look at and to listen to, and its audio-visual presentation on a new 30th anniversary Blu-ray flourishes on both fronts.
Mildred is no ordinary woman. Just as Joan Crawford was no ordinary actress and Mildred Pierce is no ordinary film.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is rich in color, high on fiery emotions, and saturated in the hues of melodramatic tension.
Interiors might be humorless, but it is not lifeless.
Ultimately, What a Way to Go! may not even have to be a great movie. Its cast alone makes the picture generally worthwhile for most classic movie buffs.
Minnelli and Krasner, and all the resources MGM had to offer, illustrate Bells Are Ringing in the glorious glamour associated with the celebrated studio
Audrey Hepburn turns in one of her most forceful performances, and the picture itself is a tightly-woven, well-paced, and consistently intriguing thriller.
Fox and His Friends is, like Fassbinder’s own life, fraught with the torment of love, occasionally elevated by moments of fleeting contentment.
'His Girl Friday' gets the Criterion treatment.
Fellini's 'Roma', no on Blu-ray from Criterion, surges with flaring tempers, wild passions, and a messy, hectic environment.
As the template for so many heist films to follow, John Huston’s 1950 caper benchmark, The Asphalt Jungle, still ranks among the finest of the crime movie sub-genre