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1959

We already knew Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy ‘I Was Born, But…’ was a classic, but a new Criterion Blu-ray of that and his 1959 re-imagining ‘Good Morning’ may restore its reputation as well.

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The Bridge is one of the best anti-war movies I’ve ever seen. Certainly its about the futility of war, but it goes farther than that.

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What happens when you watch John Cassavetes: Five Films, the new Blu-ray set from The Criterion Collection, is a deeper appreciation for a writer/director who was interested in telling stories about people.

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It’s a good thing Criterion has restored ‘Letter Never Sent,’ and I have no doubt that its place in history as a visual wonder will be certified after more people see it.

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Blu-ray is a great format for classic movies, and these two movies have never looked better than their new re-issues.

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For anyone curious about exploring the origins of the French New Wave, Claude Chabrol’s ‘Les Cousins’ is a dark, pessimistic, and intelligently mounted film, out now on DVD and Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! As I started to work on today’s column for #22 “Some Like It […]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! If ever you thought of Alfred Hitchcock as the drab and monotone narrator, […]

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Just listen to the lyrics! This song is sick and wrong (and fascinating). The fact that its being performed by The Louvin Brothers, a gospel/country duo comprised of real-life brother Charlie and Ira, makes it even creepier. It’s a true snapshot of the hard-fought lessons from ages ago. Released in 1956 on their debut record […]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock will watch all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film will be recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! So, “Ben Hur.” First off, I would like to say that a […]

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