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The Criterion Collection – February 2022

February brings another compelling selection of titles from The Criterion Collection. Whether you’re looking for weepy romance or surreal giggles, this month’s slate should offer something for you. LOVE AFFAIR (1939) Golden-age...
 
 
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WIN! The Criterion Edition of The Thin Red Line on Blu-ray!

After directing two of the most extraordinary movies of the 1970s, Badlands and Days of Heaven, American artist TERRENCE MALICK disappeared from the film world for twenty years, only to resurface in 1998 with this visionary ada...

 
 
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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Devi on Blu-ray!

Master filmmaker SATYAJIT RAY (The Apu Trilogy) explores the conflict between fanaticism and free will in Devi (The Goddess), issuing a subversively modern challenge to religious orthodoxy and patriarchal power structures. In t...
 
 
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WIN! The Damned on Criterion Collection Blu-ray

The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur LUCHINO VISCONTI (The Leopard) employs the mechanics of deliriously stylized melodrama to portray Nazism’s total corruption of the soul. In the wake of Hitler&#...

 
 
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WIN! Love & Basketball on Criterion Blu-ray

Sparks fly both on and off the court in this groundbreaking feature debut by writer-director GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD (The Old Guard), which elevated the coming-of-age romance by giving honest expression to the challenges female a...
 
 
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WIN! Criterion Edition of La Dolce Vita on Blu-ray!

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed FEDERICO FELLINI (8½) to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look ...

 
 
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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Bringing Up Baby on Blu-ray

Screwball sparks fly when CARY GRANT (Charade) and KATHARINE HEPBURN (The Philadelphia Story) let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made—a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new hei...
 
 
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WIN! The Criterion Edition of The Mirror

A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth century Russian history by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as...

 
 
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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Pariah on Blu-ray

The path to living as one’s authentic self is paved with trials and tribulations in this revelatory, assured feature debut by DEE REES (Mudbound)—the all too rare coming-of-age tale to honestly represent the experiences o...
 
 
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Five Years of The Criterion Collection (UK)

This April marks the five-year anniversary of The Criterion Collection in the UK. With a focus on “important classic and contemporary films”, the label has always been a prestigious and important institution in home...