Barnes and Noble is having their annual 50% off Criterion Collection sale this month. So if you are buying some great movies from the Criterion Collection during the sale or anytime. Then here are my top five recommendations. Especially if you want to buy something that is different from your regular buying pattern or are on the fence about what to buy during the sale:
Devil in the Blue Dress (1995) (Spine #1135) directed by Carl Franklin. Starring Denzel Washington, and Jennifer Beals. I remember watching this movie for the first time when I was 15 and I consider this to be my first film noir movie that I watched. I tend to re-watch this movie every couple of years because I tend to pick up on things I didn’t notice before.
Shaft (1971) (Spine # 1130) directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roudtree, Moses Gunn, and Gwen Mitchell. This would be a blind buy for me. It has been on my to watch list forever and as slow as I am to actively look at my list. With this sale it will give me momentum to finally get around to watching this movie.
Pink Flamingoes directed by John Waters (1972) (spine #1131) Starring Divine, Mink Stole and the rest of the Dreamlanders 🙂 I do not think I have to go into much detail about this recommendation. One of my all time favorite movies. This particular version comes complete with it’s own barf bag.
Link to buy is here: https://youtu.be/YwGZ6Mv4qko
World of Wong Kar Wai: the movies of Wong Kar Wai. Director Wong Kar Wai movies takes into a super dreamy and ultra rich color world. His characters in his movies are filled with heavy emotions, and are lost and longing in their emotions which draws you into his world. Here is a video that explains some of Wong Kar Wai themes in his movies:
Fast Times at Ridgemont High directed by Amy Heckerling. (1982) (Spine # 1075) Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phobe Cates, Judge Reinhold. Amy Heckerling is one of my favorite directors and this movie has a stellar cast. If you just want to escape and watch something funny then I totally recommend this movie.
What is on your to buy list during the sale? Comment below!!!
Until Next time!!
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