with the Barnes & Nobles Criterion Collection 50% off sale in full effect I thought I would throw in my top ten picks on what to get! You really cannot go wrong with any of the movies in the collection. However it is SO hard to pick out a couple considering that this collection has over 400 movies to choose from.
So here it goes in no particular order. Please be advise I am picking new titles that I haven’t previously picked from past Criterion Collection sale lists! 🙂
- Straw Dogs (1971) Directed by Sam Peckinpah and stars Dustin Hoffman and Susan George is probably the most controversial movie on this list. When it was first released it received a rated X rating in the UK and a rated R in the US.
- Wise Blood (1979) directed by John Huston and stars Brad Dourif as a determined young man who moves into a new town and wants to make a name for himself. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a street preacher and starts his own church.
- Ghost World (2001) directed by Terry Zwigoff and stars Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steven Buscemi. Enid (played by Birch) and Rebecca (played by Johansson) are two high school girls bored with their everyday life decides to respond to a date ad in a newspaper and got a whole lot more then they planned.
- Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) stars Dave Hemmings as a photographer who was taking photos in a park and accidentally took a photo of what he believes is a murder.
- Directed by Albert Brooks (1985) and also stars in this movie as a man who was fired from his job and reevaluates his life by using his life savings to buy a Winnebago and taking his wife in a cross country driving tour across America.
- Directed by Sydney Pollack (1982) and stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr. Hoffman plays a driven actor who keeps striking out in auditions until he sees an opportunity to play a role on a soap opera but as a woman.
- Directed by Wes Anderson (1998) and stars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. When Herman Blume (Bill Murray) comes to Max Fisher’s (Jason Schwartzman) school and delivers a speech Blume never realizes how Fisher would take there friendship to the extreme. Especially when they both fall in love with the same teacher.
- Directed by Orson Wells (1973) is a documentary about what is consider real and what is consider fake.
- Directed by Michael Curtiz stars Joan Crawford as a mother who feels the need to provide her daughter with everything. However her daughter grows up to become spoil rotten and her greediness turns her mother into a victim of her daughter snobbish ways.
- (1998) an in-depth look at the Beastie Boys videos.
Happy Shopping everyone!