Andrei Tarkovsky

Criterion’s recent Blu-ray release of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris (1972) spurred me to watch the film again for the first time in almost a decade. I originally saw Solaris in London in 1975, my initial experience of Tarkovsky, and while I now recognize that it’s not his best work, I was enthralled. I’ve always liked films […]

Blasts from the past

Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen (The Celebration,1998):
Criterion Blu-ray review

David Lynch’s Dune redux

Paul Morrissey’s Gothic horrors

Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom and other horrors

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