HGervais wrote:It sure looks like Criterion is falling into a pattern of high def upgrades and newer, interesting material. I for one LOVE Blow-Out and think that a serious case could be made for it as DePalma's most complete movie. And nice to see Ken Loach represented.
#175-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Terry Gilliam
#218-Le cercle rouge/Jean-Pierre Melville
#560-White Material/Claire Denis
Maria is an entitled white woman living in Africa, unwilling to give up her family’s crumbling coffee plantation despite the civil war closing in on her. White Material is a gripping evocation of the death throes of European colonialism and a fascinating look at a woman lost in her own mind.
Named by the British Film Institute as one of the ten best Britsh films of the century, Ken Loach’s Kes concerns Billy, a fifteen-year-old miner’s son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life.
#562-Blow Out/Brian De Palma
In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances as Jack, a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination.
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