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    Five of the Most Romantic Classics Made Available by Hulu and Criterion's Love Affair

    For the last couple of years, the Criterion Collection has done its best to offer a light in the life of unlucky in love cinephiles everywhere by offering a flash sale of its inventory in their online store on Valentine's Day. If anyone woke up this morning initially feeling heartbroken and betr...

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    DISCOVERING ANOTHER 'LES MISÉRABLES'

    I grew up on the 1935 Hollywood version of 'Les Misérables' that starred Fredric March and Charles Laughton, and I still think of it fondly. I also like the Claude Lelouch film of 1995, a variation on Victor Hugo’s novel with Jean-Paul Belmondo in the leading role. But I just viewed an epic three-pa...

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    Indiewire's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Options For the Discerning Movie Lover

    What do you give the committed cinephile with discerning taste? A new sweater just won't cut it. Even by limiting your options to new books and DVDs, the possibilities are dense and incredibly broad. Not every movie lover will delight at receiving the same movie-related gift. In constructing this li...

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    Why 'Gayby' and 'Girls' Top Indiewire's DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: A comedy about a gay guy and his best girl friend who decide to have a baby (cough, a "Gayby"); the complete first season of Lena Dunham's extremely successful foray into television; a demented and totally fun forgotten gem from the '80s; Christopher Nolan...

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    Movie Logos I Love

    If you’ve seen 'Skyfall,' you’ve witnessed the wrong-headed update of the venerable MGM logo, zooming out from the iris of Leo the Lion’s eye! Apparently no one reminded the powers that be that “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”

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    THE GAME (1997): Fincher Flips MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE on Its Head

    Long unavailable (domestically) in a proper home edition, David Fincher's unsung puzzle thriller "The Game" finally gets its due this week thanks to Criterion's shiny new Blu-ray upgrade of their own 1998 laserdisc release.

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    Criterion Will Release Christopher Nolan's 'Following' in December, 'Qatsi' Trilogy, 'Purple Noon' and 'Brazil' To Join

    Criterion Will Release Christopher Nolan's 'Following' in December, 'Qatsi' Trilogy, 'Purple Noon' and 'Brazil' To Join

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    From Renoir To Ellington: Scanning Recent DVDs

    I haven’t been able to keep up with Twilight Time’s limited-edition DVD and Blu-ray releases since the company launched last year, so it’s ironic that the first disc I’ve spent real time with—Jean Renoir’s 'Swamp Water' (1941)—benefits least from the label’s innovative offering of isolated music tra...

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    Film History On A Platter—DVD reviews

    If you believe major studio spokespeople, the DVD business is dying, to be replaced by downloading and cloud storage of films and TV shows. But the business-related news stories that repeatedly state these facts don’t take account of smaller companies like Criterion, Flicker Alley, a...

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