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Criterion Collection

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures is all about the Criterion Collection this week. John and Max look at the films released thus far in 2016 in the Collection and talk about their must-own titles, just in time for the bi-annual B&N sale. They also discuss the possibility of Quentin Tarantino retiring and the trailers for Jeff Nichols’s […]

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 2: B&N Criterion Sale Preview

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 2: B&N Criterion Sale Preview

It’s episode two of the John Likes Movies Podcast, and I’m joined once again by Max Covill of ImpassionedCinema.com. This time, we’re talking about the Criterion Collection in honor of the Barnes & Noble half-off sale that began this week. Max and I offer recommendations for titles you should consider purchasing this month, including The […]

The Next Barnes and Noble Criterion Sale

The Next Barnes and Noble Criterion Sale

The question on every cinephile’s lips around the 15th of every month: “When is the next Barnes and Noble Criterion sale?” It’s true we’re spoiled twice a year, but that moment after you make your final, last-minute purchase is one of both satisfaction and disappointment. “Really, I’m not going to own another one of these […]

What Else I’ll Be Watching This Summer

What Else I’ll Be Watching This Summer

I started my 2015 summer movie preview with a look at this year’s lineup of big-budget would-be blockbusters and continued it by taking a look at the handful of Oscar contenders on the schedule for the next couple months. Today, I wrap things up with nothing more than a brief announcement. Theater-going is one thing, […]

My 2014 Criterion Sale Haul

My 2014 Criterion Sale Haul

The latest Barnes and Noble 50% off Criterion sale concluded today, and I spent some dough. Been digging into the discs above for the last few weeks, and I’ll continue to for weeks to come. Some thoughts on the films: A Hard Day’s Night — There’s a good chance this ends up being my favorite […]

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Review

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Martin Ritt’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold captures the essence of its source material almost eerily well. Adapted from what’s arguably John le Carre’s best and most well-known novel, the film and its lead character are portraits of Cold War malaise. Though it came out in 1965, during the […]

10 Criterion Documentaries You Should Buy This Month

10 Criterion Documentaries You Should Buy This Month

My latest post for Sound on Sight (and first in a while) went up over the weekend. It’s a plea to cinephiles everywhere to consider some non-fiction when they make their half-off Criterion purchases this month at Barnes and Noble. A new Blu-grade of Hearts and Minds, the infinitely interesting Qatsi trilogy, the 3-D Pina, […]

Night and Fog Review

Night and Fog Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Alain Resnais originally didn’t want to make Night and Fog, and following its production, he suffered from prolonged nightmares. A viewer might experience something similar. It isn’t an easy task to sit down and consume Night and Fog, despite its mere 30-minute running time, and its disturbing imagery will leave that viewer […]

Metropolitan Review

Metropolitan Review

RATING: (3 STARS) It takes a bold man to craft a film around a group of really snotty, spoiled teenage Manhattanites, but Whit Stillman did just that with 1990’s Metropolitan. He judges these characters without coming across as too judgmental, crafts them in a way that they deserve our scorn and sympathy simultaneously. It’s a […]

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: The Earrings of Madame de… Edition

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: The Earrings of Madame de… Edition

I: Intro II: The Earrings of Madame de… III: What’s New? Intro Welcome to Sunday Afternoon with Criterion, a series of posts on JohnLikesMovies.com covering everything Criterion—the company’s newest releases, just-announced projects, reviews, lists, links, and more. In the midst of the bi-annunal Barnes and Noble Criterion sale comes a killer lineup announcement. February 2014—like […]

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: The Grey Gardens Edition

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: The Grey Gardens Edition

I: Intro II: Grey Gardens III: What’s New? Intro Welcome to Sunday Afternoon with Criterion, a series of posts on JohnLikesMovies.com covering everything Criterion—the company’s newest releases, just-announced projects, reviews, lists, links, and more. It’s been a while since my last post in this series, but the deluge of doc screeners I’ve been going through […]

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: Lord of the Flies Edition

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: Lord of the Flies Edition

I: Intro II: Desert Island Criterion Movies III: Lord of the Flies IV: What’s New? V: Links Intro Welcome to Sunday Afternoon with Criterion, a series of fortnightly posts on JohnLikesMovies.com covering everything Criterion—the company’s newest releases, just-announced projects, reviews, lists, links, and more. I caught up with Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies earlier […]

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: Things to Come Edition

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: Things to Come Edition

I: Intro II: Remaking the Collection III: Things to Come IV: What’s New? V: Links Intro Welcome to Sunday Afternoon with Criterion, a series of weekly posts on JohnLikesMovies.com covering everything Criterion—the company’s newest releases, just-announced projects, reviews, lists, links, and more. Perhaps it’s the summer, or maybe something else entirely, but remakes are on […]

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: George Washington Edition

Sunday Afternoon with Criterion: George Washington Edition

I: Intro II: Steven Soderbergh and the Criterion Collection III: George Washington IV: What’s New? V: Links Intro Welcome to Sunday Afternoon with Criterion, a series of weekly posts on JohnLikesMovies.com covering everything Criterion—the company’s newest releases, just announced projects, reviews, lists, links, and more. With the debut of Steven Soderbergh’s final feature film, Behind […]

The Forgiveness of Blood Review

The Forgiveness of Blood Review

RATING: (3 STARS) With The Forgiveness of Blood, writer-director Joshua Marsten is two for two in depicting frightening and completely foreign cultures to willing American viewers. Maria Full of Grace (from way back in 2004) showed us the hardships of three Columbian drug mules on their way to America. His latest is a much more […]

A Night to Remember Review

A Night to Remember Review

RATING: (4 STARS) When Titanic was released in 1997, it was hailed as the ultimate “four-quadrant” movie. It was a rare beast that managed to appeal to young men, young women, and adults, both male and female. From the star-crossed lovers that were Jack and Rose to the epic and spectacular sinking of the ship, […]

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