Films In the Criterion Collection and Mini-Reviews

A Listmania! list by Joshua Miller "Josh" (Coeur d'Alene,ID)
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The list author says: "Here's some Criterion films I've seen and some of my thoughts on them, because I'm just that bored. The "mini-reviews" are not very descriptive I realize, but with a 400 character max...It's hard to really explain my love for a movie. If I say it's a "masterpiece," I assure you I know why and am not just throwing out words."
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (The Criterion Collection)
1.  Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Paolo Bonacelli
The list author says:
  "Probably the most controversial title in the collection. Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Salo" is not as horrific as it's made out to be but it's an important film that will remain in your memory long after it has ended."
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Blood for Dracula (The Criterion Collection)
2.  Blood for Dracula (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Joe Dallesandro
The list author says:
  "Out-of-print for some time now; "Blood for Dracula" is an ultra-campy horror film produced by Andy Warhol. Despite how "bad" it is, it's actually quite memorable and worth watching. Definitely in the "so bad, it's good" category."
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Alphaville (The Criterion Collection)
3.  Alphaville (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Eddie Constantine
The list author says:
  "Soon to be out of print, Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" is a sci-fi masterpiece that needs to be seen more than once to fully absorb. This is real science-fiction although it may not seem to be. It's the work of a true genius."
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The White Sheik (The Criterion Collection)
4.  The White Sheik (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Alberto Sordi
The list author says:
  "Also soon to be out-of-print, Federico Fellini's "The White Sheik" is one of the director's most accessible films and a charming comedy, with (as always) a great score by Nino Rota."
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Jean Cocteau's The Blood of the Poet - The Criterion Collection
5.  Jean Cocteau's The Blood of the Poet - The Criterion Collection DVD ~ Jean Cocteau
The list author says:
  "The first part of Jean Cocteau's "Orpheus" trilogy, which will also soon be OOP. This is a surrealist masterpiece. It's a bizarre, entertaining movie that is very much a piece of art. Can't wait to see the other two films."
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Man Bites Dog (The Criterion Collection)
6.  Man Bites Dog (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Rémy Belvaux
The list author says:
  "A hilarious mockumentary about a serial killer. I saw this movie two years ago and have been wanting to watch it again ever since. It's a little-known film that even film aficionados would enjoy."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

Schizopolis (The Criterion Collection)
7.  Schizopolis (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Scott Allen (II)
The list author says:
  "A bizarre, brilliant film by Steven Soderbergh. It's hard to describe this film, but it's dialogue and situations say a lot about society and it's one of Soderbergh's strongest films."
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Killing of a Chinese Bookie (The Criterion Collection)
8.  Killing of a Chinese Bookie (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Ben Gazzara
The list author says:
  "Criterion's edition of this film is great, featuring the original 1976 cut and the 1978 director's cut. This is a love-it or hate-it film, but I urge you to seek it out. The director's cut of the film is an unsung masterpiece."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Walkabout (The Criterion Collection)
9.  Walkabout (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jenny Agutter
The list author says:
  "I can't wait to pick up the new Criterion edition of Nicolas Roeg's "Walkabout." This is one of the greatest films I've ever seen and it's sad that Roeg's career began to fade in the years following it (although he did manage to make several other terrific films)."
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La Haine (The Criterion Collection)
10.  La Haine (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Vincent Cassel
The list author says:
  "Modern cinema doesn't get much better than "La Haine." This is a film that one could show to people who hate both foreign films and black & white films that would quickly change their minds. This is a terrific film and one of the more entertaining films from Criterion."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Europa (The Criterion Collection)
11.  Europa (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean-Marc Barr
The list author says:
  ""Europa" is a memorable cinematic experience and has beautiful photography, but director Lars von Trier puts style over substance in this film. "Europa" is a slow-ride, with beautiful imagery...Although I will re-visit it one day."
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Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
12.  Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Curt Bois
The list author says:
  "One of the most beautiful films ever made. Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" is about an angel who simply walks, unseen, among the living...Cinematography doesn't get much more beautiful than this. Even if you can't handle the slow-moving story, you'll be enraptured by the photography."
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Vivre sa Vie (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
13.  Vivre sa Vie (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Anna Karina
The list author says:
  "I eagerly await this Criterion release as this has long been one of my favorite Godard movies. It's been years since I've seen it, but my memories of it are fond ones."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Big Deal on Madonna Street (The Criterion Collection)
14.  Big Deal on Madonna Street (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Vittorio Gassman
The list author says:
  "A comedy, crime-caper; "Big Deal on Madonna Street" is an innovative film, being one of the first of it's genre. It's also surprisingly terrific; still funny after all these years."
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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection)
15.  The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "One of the strongest documentaries I've ever seen and the film that made me a Rolling Stones fan. The Maysles Brothers intended to make a documentary about the Stones' tour, but ended up with something much darker...And it may be the best rock & roll film ever made."
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Knife in the Water (The Criterion Collection)
16.  Knife in the Water (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Leon Niemczyk
The list author says:
  "One of Roman Polanski's first films is a masterpiece of character. There's not much plot to speak of, but the three character's draw you in and the suspense and tension becomes so thick...One could cut it with a knife. Now, if Criterion would release it's sort-of counterpart "Cul-de-Sac.""
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The Phantom of Liberty
17.  The Phantom of Liberty DVD ~ Jean-Claude Brialy
The list author says:
  "This brilliant, hilarious, satirical, and surreal film by Luis Bunuel is a masterpiece...And a recent addition to Criterion's expanding Out-Of-Print titles.
This is a film that is not to be missed."
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