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  • DVD review: Criterion rears restored 'Children of Paradise'

    DVD review: Criterion rears restored 'Children of Paradise'
    Marcel Carne's unforgettable "Children of Paradise" ("Les Enfants du Paradis") — widely (and justly) considered one of the masterpieces of world cinema — showed up in theaters a few months ago in a remarkable restored version. At the time I hoped that the restoration and release foreshadowed an upcoming Blu-ray, which Criterion has now issued (along with an updated DVD version).
  • Film review: 'Paradise' revisited

    Film review: 'Paradise' revisited
    Thanks to digital technology, film — that is, the actual, physical substance — is disappearing faster than, hmm, let's say, adding machines and manual typewriters disappeared in earlier upheavals. Whether or not new technology is also having a...

    DVD review: Warner Bros. doubles up on Bugs and Co.

    DVD review: Warner Bros. doubles up on Bugs and Co.
    For some of us, classic Warner Bros. cartoons handily trump the Disney animation from that era (roughly 1933 to 1960). Basically, if you want beautiful pictures and emotional involvement, you go Disney; if you want laughs, more laughs, and milk-out-your-...

    DVD review: In the mood for beauty

    In principal, all films should be seen on the big screen; barring that, on Blu-ray; then DVD, laserdisc, VHS, and on down. But some films more urgently demand the best exhibition: Sue me, but many informational documentaries lose little when seen on...

    DVD review: 'They Live' has legs

    DVD review: 'They Live' has legs
    After his 1978 breakthrough film “Halloween” — which had (and still may have) the highest earning/cost ratio of all time — John Carpenter spent a decade making mostly higher budgeted films like “The Thing,” “...