Hello everyone! I noticed that the winter B&N sale for the Criterion Collection titles has started. So here are five movie suggestions if you are unsure on what to buy or want a blind buy from your normal Criterion shopping. (Author’s note: I always tried to talk about new titles from previous blog post on this subject)
The Irishman (Spine: #1058) directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
I am a huge fan of anything true crime and conspiracy theory related. So when this movie premiered in 2019 on Netflix I knew it was must watch programming for me. Based on the book “I Heard You Painted Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt.
This movie is a must watch for any true crime fan.
It is no secret that one of my favorite directors ever is Federico Fellini. For someone to create such a vivid experience in making a mark on cinema is quite impressive. This Set includes 11 of the movies he directed:
Variety Lights (1950):
The White Sheik (1952):
I vitelloni (1953):
La Strada (1954):
Il Bidone (1955):
Nights of Cabiria (1957):
La Dolce Vita (1960):
8 1/2 (1963):
Juliet of the Spirits (1965):
Fellini Satyricon (1969):
And the Ship Sails On (1983):
Plus it comes with a bunch of documentaries, a booklet, and a lot about the Fellini Universe.
Moonstruck (Spine: 1056) 1987 directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Cher, Nicholas Cage and Danny Aiello.
So I am a fan of early Nicholas Cage movies, and this falls into one my go to movies I need for a good laugh. This year alone I probably have watched it more then 8 times so I am glad that this move got the Criterion Collection treatment.
Link to buy is here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-moonstruck-cher/3624004?ean=0715515253017
All About Eve (Spine: #1003) 1950 Directed by Joseph L. Mankievicz. Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter:
When I was in high school I took a film class my senior year and this movie was constantly quoted by the teacher. So from that it is forever ingrain in my memory. Plus being a huge fan of Bette Davis this is one of my favorite roles she did.
The Elephant Man (Spine# 1051) 1980 directed by David Lynch and starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Barcroft and John Hurt:
I have a very special emotional connection to this movie. I wrote about it in a previous post but when I went to go visit my family in Guatemala for a summer. This the only movie that play on the few channels we got. It played every weekend and Tuesdays at 8pm. I really learned how to treat others with empathy because everyone carries their own personal burden that others may not be aware of.
The 50% off sale lasts until November 30th! What movies are on your to buy wish or have gotten with the sale? Comment below!
Source: Barnes and Nobles and Criterion Collection