I realized there isn’t that many modern films available on the criterion. I want to see something on their like little miss sunshine or something. Some Tarantino on their to. What modern movies do you think should be on criterion that aren’t?
Little Miss Sunshine and Tarantino belong nowhere near the Criterion Collection.
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
There Will Be Blood
anything by Sokurov
… but we really DO need some more silent movies in the Criterion Collection.
Guy-Blaché, Sternberg, Stiller, Sjöström, Epstein, Pabst, Lang, Wiene, Gance, Vidor, Leni, Bauer … where are you?
The Twilight Samurai.
no country for old men.
Anything by David Lynch
Anything by Kieslowski
Anything by Kusturica
Lynchs later releases dont really need the treatment (i realise american beauty is mendes) as they are release very nicely on optimum
Grey Daisies…why none?that’s pretty snobbish if i may say so :)
Well… first of all, there are a lot of modern films in the collection already. 50 Films since 1990, 100 films made after 1980. A lot of new titles have been announced to be released later in the year (Soderbergh’s Che, del Toro’s Cronos, Monsoon Wedding…).
Just for comparison sake, how many silent films have been released? I count about 5 (excluding the experimental Brakhage and Painlevé ones) in the main line.
Sorry if I sound snobbish (I don’t mean to) but I’d rather see any silent Lang or Sternberg rather than more modern films in the collection, let alone Tarantino, P.T. Anderson or Fincher.
Suum cuique, I guess.
i say more silent films as well but let’s not forget the masterful ones,and i don’t mean a Kill Bill nor a Hard Eight :P
i mean Dumont or Sang-soo and those art-house flavors,and i certainly wish for more Japanese new wave and Arabic cinema to prevail (especially the latter “unknown” masterpieces..)…plus,Criterion is not to be trusted all the time,it’s very informative,i don’t disagree but A: even Secondary has released some rare titles and Eureka as well…and B: i’ll accept Criterion as numero uno establishment in auteur preference if they decide to fully release it in my dvd region as well,hehehehe ;) so far,downloading is a savior….
I would say Spike Jonze’s movies, which seem to come alive, and which seem to come out of nowhere (I mean, I’m sure it’s because of Charlie Kaufman, in the case of his writing, but I’m thinking that Where The Wild Things Are will be very good).
Frankly, I would love it if There Will Be Blood got a criterion release, although I don’t expect it to happen anytime soon, if ever.
I think they need more Lars Von Trier in there, like Breaking The Waves, which I’m not really sure you can even get in America anymore (although a friend of mine does have a copy…how he got it, I don’t know).
I wish to see more Linklater in Criterion. If they did his Waking Life, Tape, and A Scanner Darkly, I would be absolutely thrilled. Waking Life is his masterpiece, but it seems as though Tape is one VASTLY underrated gem. I would also love Before Sunrise / Sunset to get into the collection, but I don’t see that happening, either.