Heaven Can Wait

This may be the year for new cinephile converts to the cult of appreciation for the great Ernst Lubitsch. One of his last pictures but his first in color is this Production Code-defying tale of a ...

Portrait of Jennie

David O. Selznick’s marvelous romantic fantasy ode to Jennifer Jones was almost wholly unappreciated back in 1948. It’s one of those peculiar pictures that either melts one’s heart or doesn’t. Backed ...

Criterion Now – Episode 14 – July 2017 Announcements, Criterion Art, Fire Walk With Me

This episode takes a look at Criterion from the artistic lens, as we talk film with illustrators Caitlin Kuhwald and Michele Rosenthal. Caitlin has designed covers for Amarcord, The Organizer, To Be ...

Take a Number and Wait: Bureaucracy in the On-Screen Afterlife

According to the movies, death looks a whole lot like the Dmv.Beetlejuice (1988) Applying to grad school can feel a lot like limbo. Like being stuck in a waiting room, clutching a call number with ...

9 Oscars Winners Who Don't Hold Up to the Test of Time

9 Oscars Winners Who Don't Hold Up to the Test of Time Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the ...

Suddenly

Political terror scenarios were a bit simpler in the 1950s, and movies about them fairly rare. Frank Sinatra gives a strong performance as the villain John Baron, in a tense tale of presidential ...

CriterionCast Chronicles – Episode 5 – June 2016 Criterion Collection Line-up

In this episode of CriterionCast Chronicles, Ryan is joined by David Blakeslee, Arik Devens, Aaron West and Scott Nye to discuss the Criterion Collection releases for June 2016. Subscribe in iTunes ...

Weekly Rushes. Anton Yelchin, Linklater's Mixtape, De Palma & Scorsese in Conversation

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSAnton Yelchin in Green RoomUnexpected and tragic news at the end of the ...

Criterion Review: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

★★★☆☆ Adapted from the stage play, Heaven Can Wait, Alexander Hall's 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan is notable mainly for its numerous remakes and its position as arguably the first supernatural comedy. ...

Off The Shelf – Episode 94 – New Releases for the Week of Tuesday, June 14th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. Subscribe in iTunes or RSS. Follow-Up Brian’s tweet about The Thing ...

Blu-ray Review: Here Comes Mr. Jordan, A Heavenly Addition To The Criterion Collection

Part screwball comedy, part supernatural mystery, and part fable, Alexander Hall's Here Comes Mr. Jordan is one of the most enduring films of Hollywood's golden age between the Great Depression and ...

Blu-ray Review: Here Comes Mr. Jordan, A Heavenly Addition To The Criterion Collection

Part screwball comedy, part supernatural mystery, and part fable, Alexander Hall's Here Comes Mr. Jordan is one of the most enduring films of Hollywood's golden age between the Great Depression and ...

Recommended Discs & Deals: ’10 Cloverfield Lane, ’45 Years,’ ‘La Chienne,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday ...

Review: “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” (1941; Directed by Alexander Hall) ; Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

“A Heavenly Beginning” By Raymond Benson They must have done something right. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) has proven to be a timeless and universal movie that keeps on giving, and the welcome new ...

They Were Expendable

John Ford's best war movie does a flip-flop on the propaganda norm. It's about men that must hold the line in defeat and retreat, that are ordered to lay down a sacrifice play while someone else gets ...

Heaven Can Wait

No, it's not the Warren Beatty remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan, but the sublime Ernst Lubitsch comedy fantasy, his biggest commercial hit and generally considered the last of his films to exemplify ...

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here's a sterling example of what Hollywood excelled at back in the golden age: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains and Edward Everett Horton star in possibly the most magical of movies ...

'Rules Don't Apply' to the long-rumored Howard Hughes film by Warren Beatty

'Rules Don't Apply' to the long-rumored Howard Hughes film by Warren Beatty Warren Beatty’s been talking about Howard Hughes as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles. When I was in high school, one of the things I did was devour entire careers on home video as a way of educating ...

The Newsstand – Episode 58 – FilmStruck, Cat People, Ousmane Sembène & More!

This time on the Newsstand, Ryan is joined by Aaron West and Mark Hurne to discuss a few pieces of Criterion Collection news. Subscribe to The Newsstand in iTunes or via RSS Contact us with any ...

The Newsstand – Episode 56 – Criterion UK and the June 2016 Line-up

This time on the Newsstand, Ryan is joined by Arik Devens and Scott Nye to discuss the Criterion UK announcement, the June 2016 line-up, and a handful of other pieces of news. Subscribe to The ...

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