Top 10 CC Picks!


with the Barnes & Nobles Criterion Collection 50% off sale in full effect I thought I would throw in my top ten picks on what to get! You really cannot go wrong with any of the movies in the collection. However it is SO hard to pick out a couple considering that this collection has over 400 movies to choose from.

So here it goes in no particular order. Please be advise I am picking new titles that I haven’t previously picked from past Criterion Collection sale lists! ūüôā

  1. 182_DVD_box_348x490_original Straw Dogs (1971) Directed by Sam Peckinpah and stars Dustin Hoffman and Susan George is probably the most controversial movie on this list. When it was first released it received a rated X rating in the UK and a rated R in the US.
  2. 470_box_348x490_original Wise Blood (1979) directed by John Huston and stars Brad Dourif as a determined young man who moves into a new town and wants to make a name for himself. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a  street preacher and starts his own church.
  3. 872_DVD_348x490_original Ghost World (2001) directed by Terry Zwigoff and stars Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steven Buscemi. Enid (played by Birch) and Rebecca (played by Johansson) are two high school girls bored with their everyday life decides to respond to a date ad in a newspaper and got a whole lot more then they planned.
  4. 865_DVD_box_348x490_original Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) stars Dave Hemmings as a photographer who was taking photos in a park and accidentally took a photo of what he believes is a murder.
  5. 887_DVD_box_348x490_original Directed by Albert Brooks (1985) and also stars in this movie as a man who was fired from his job and reevaluates his life by using his life savings to buy a Winnebago and taking his wife in a cross country driving tour across America.
  6. 738_box_348x490_original  Directed by Sydney Pollack (1982) and stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange  and Teri Garr. Hoffman plays a driven actor who keeps striking out in auditions until he sees an opportunity to play a role on a soap opera but as a woman.
  7. 65_rushmore_originalDirected by Wes Anderson (1998) and stars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. When Herman Blume (Bill Murray) comes to Max Fisher’s (Jason Schwartzman) school and delivers a speech Blume never realizes how Fisher would take there friendship to the extreme. Especially when they both fall in love with the same teacher.
  8. 288_box_348x490_original Directed by Orson Wells (1973) is a documentary about what is consider real and what is consider fake.
  9. 860_DVD_box_348x490_original Directed by Michael Curtiz stars Joan Crawford as a mother who feels the need to provide her daughter with everything. However her daughter grows up to become spoil rotten and her greediness turns her mother into a  victim of her daughter snobbish ways.
  10. 100_box_348x490_original  (1998) an in-depth look at the Beastie Boys videos.



Happy Shopping everyone!

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