Category Archives: film

Another Criterion Carpet Ride…

It’s time for another quick look at a few of the many “Criterion Collection” feature film DVDs owned by the Dallas Public Library. The Criterion Company makes available the “best of the best” classic and contemporary films, of numerous nationalities. … Continue reading

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Night Watch (Better Make That Two Nights)

What’s your reaction when I say “Peter Greenaway?” Do you extend your hand and say “Pleased to make your acquaintance, Peter?” Actually, he’s the British film writer/director responsible for the once-notorious The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Weenie King on Blu-Ray!

When an eagle-eyed colleague of mine reported that Criterion was releasing an edition of one of my favorite films, The Palm Beach Story, next month, I dropped everything, cleaned up the mess, and forthwith set about to inform you–about the … Continue reading

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A Pre-Matrix Matrix

You Slept Through The Matrix Revolutions??? OK, friends, it’s confession time. Confession #1: I saw The Matrix Reloaded before I saw The Matrix. According to some of my friends, this permanently disqualifies any opinions I may have about anything Matrix-related … Continue reading

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Two Media Pioneers – Good To Meet You!

Since long before Michael Moore turned his camera on gun control and labor relations, I have loved “documentary film,” especially biographies. Two recent additions to the Dallas Public Library’s DVD collection show the “life stories” genre is doing well: they … Continue reading

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