Tag Archive for 'Mike Leigh'

Secrets & Lies – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

It’s a shame I’m not more well-versed in the films of Mike Leigh. I’ve seen many of them, but not all. And yet, each time I catch up with one of his films, I continue to believe he’s one of the best modern dramatists who continually delivers well-written, terrifically made original films. Now I’ve caught […]


Secrets & Lies, Defending Your Life & More Coming to The Criterion Collection March 2021

For their final new-release announcement of the year, The Criterion Collection has unveiled upcoming editions of a satirical afterlife comedy by Albert Brooks, an enigmatic ode to friendship and imagination from Jacques Rivette, the Palme d’Or–winning family drama that made Mike Leigh one of the world’s most beloved auteurs, and Djibril Diop Mambéty’s convention-shattering debut […]


Sid & Nancy, Hopscotch and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in August 2017

In August, Criterion will take you into uncharted waters with the Hollywood master Michael Curtiz’s unsung classic The Breaking Point – a white-knuckle Hemingway adaptation starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal – on Blu-ray for the first time. The films of Sacha Guitry have long been celebrated in France, including the late-career black comedy La […]


Another Year…Another Blu-ray!

I can’t say I honestly heard of this movie before, but when the call comes to put something up I’m all over.  Today I am happy to announce that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has made official plans to bring the Academy-Award Nominated Film (Best Original Screenplay), Another Year, to the Blu-ray format.  Writer/Director Mike Leigh’s […]