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In a video interview conducted in 2006, Italian director Mario Monicelli says that his 1963 film The Organizer, out now on Blu-ray and DVD from The Criterion Collection, is a comedy. To be more specific, he aligns it with the tradition of commedia all’italiana (comedy Italian-style), something that he helped to invent and perfect in […]

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24 Hollis Frampton experimental movies from 1966 to 1979 are included on the new Criterion Blu-ray ‘A Hollis Frampton Odyssey.’ All the films in this retrospective set will bring to mind questions about how they were created. Pondering those questions—and the set of filmic limitations and possibilities—are the reason the films exist in the first place.

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This Blu-ray review of Criterion’s new “Kiss Me Deadly” transfer appears on KTKA-49. Criterion’s new Blu-ray issue of the classic 1955 hard-boiled film noir “Kiss Me Deadly” is out now and is a must-have for any serious film fan. Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer, the famous detective created by Mickey Spillane, in a movie that […]

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This review of Criterion’s new Blu-ray releases of “Diabolique” and “Pale Flower” appears on KTKA-49. Criterion is releasing some pretty great new Blu-ray transfers of movie classics right now, and two recent releases showcase what a great format Blu-ray is for making old movies seem modern. Of course, it helps when the films are way […]

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Here’s my review of “White Material” and “Le Cercle Rouge,” out on Tuesday in deluxe Blu-ray presentations from the Criterion Collection.

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