Our monthly guide highlights eight recent Criterion releases, including their first forays into 4K.
As of this writing, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” has earned nearly $1 billion globally, making it one of the most successful comic book movies ever released. But the discourse surrounding it will outlive this moment. No comic book-derived film since “Black Panther” has sparked more commentary, although the discussion surrounding this one has been more oppositional than anything else, and clouded by bad faith on every side.
A deep dive into the acting career of Glenn Close, celebrating a performer who gets more out of stillness than almost any other actor.
An interview with Julie Taymor, director of "Across the Universe," which will be rereleased in theaters for three days only, courtesy of Fathom Events.
The "Phantom Thread" and "Another Year" star talks about her busy acting schedule, working with Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps and more.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
The latest on Netflix and Blu-ray, including three fantastic Criterion releases.
An interview with director Ben Wheatley about "High-Rise," adapting J.G. Ballard's novel, guiding actors like Tom Hiddleston, upcoming projects and more.
The latest on Blu-ray/DVD, including "The Knick," "Day For Night," and "Unfriended."
Marie writes: The late John Alton is widely regarded as being one of greatest film noir cinematographers to have ever worked in Film. He perfected many of the stylized camera and lighting techniques of the genre, including radical camera angles, wide-angle lenses, deep focus compositions, the baroque use of low-level cameras and a sharp depth of field. His groundbreaking work with director Anthony Mann on films such "TMen" and "Raw Deal" and "He Walked by Night" is considered a benchmark in the genre, with "The Big Combo" directed by Joseph H. Lewis, considered his masterpiece. John Alton also gained fame as the author of the seminal work on cinematography: "Painting with Light".
The Big Combo (1955) [click to enlarge]