The cinematic art of Cristian Mungiu

Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) has chosen an austere, almost Medieval life, in Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills (2912)

Two recent Criterion releases, Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills (2012) and Graduation (2016), illustrate the richness of the Romanian New Wave; formally rich, morally complex, and dramatically powerful, they both look superb on Blu-ray and Criterion supplements them with substantial contextual material which reveal Mungiu to be one of the finest artists working in film today.

Blasts from the past

Acting Up a Storm

Memories of monochrome England

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake (2016): Criterion Blu-ray review

Criterion Blu-ray review: The Sword of Doom (1966)