La chienne – The Criterion Collection #818 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

I absolutely enjoyed “La chienne” for its wit, Renoir’s writing and direction, the performance of Simon and Mareze. Without a doubt, “La chienne” is a film that gives us a fantastic glimpse of the auteur that Jean Renoir would one day become. Recommended! Image courtesy of © 1931 Establissements Braunberger-Richebe/1974 Les Films du Jeudi. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights […]

In a Lonely Place – The Criterion Collection #810 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you love film noir, the Criterion Collection’s release of “In a Lonely Place” is worth watching and owning. Showcasing the wonderful performance by both Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame and also fantastic direction by filmmaker Nicholas Ray, you’ll see why “In a Lonely Place” is considered a classic. Recommended! Image courtesy of © 1950, renewed in 1977.  Columbia Pictures […]

Barcelona – The Criterion Collection #807 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

If you have been exposed to Whit Stillman’s films such as “Metropolitan”, “The Last Days of Disco” and his more recent “Damsels in Distress”, each of these films have an undercurrent of intelligent storytelling, fascinating conversations but also interesting characters. “Barcelona” is recommended! Image courtesy of © 1994 Film Barcelona, Inc. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Barcelona […]

The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates – The Criterion Collection #808 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

An intimate portrayal not typical of documentaries of its time, “The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates” will be remembered for its groundbreaking documentary style and filmmaking.  And is highly recommended! Image courtesy of © Drew Associates Inc. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates – The Criterion Collection #808 […]

Bicycle Thieves – The Criterion Collection #374 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Vittorio De Sica’s “Bicycle Thieves” is a brilliant film of the Italian neorealism genre and a true masterpiece of not just the genre but of cinema in general. Highly recommended! Image courtesy of © 1972 by Richard Feiner and Company, Inc. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Bicycle Thieves – The Criterion Collection #374 YEAR OF FILM: 1948 […]

A Poem is a Naked Person – The Criterion Collection #805 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Intimate, casual and intriguing, Les Blank’s “A Poem is a Naked Person” is recommended! Image courtesy of © Les Blanks Films, Inc. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: A Poem is a Naked Person – The Criterion Collection #805 YEAR OF FILM: 1974 DURATION: 90 Minutes BLU-RAY DISC INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition, 1:33:1 aspect ratio, English Monaural with […]

Paris Belongs to Us – The Criterion Collection #802 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Paris Belongs to Us” is a Jacques Rivette film that will no doubt make French cinema fans in the U.S. say, “About time!”. The French filmmaker’s debut film is mysterious take on a woman succumbing to disillusionment and conspiracy theories. Recommended! Image courtesy of © 1961 Les Films du Carrosse. 2016 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved. TITLE: Paris Belongs […]