So when Barnes & Noble had their 50% sale on Criterion Collection DVDs, I couldn’t resist. I chose favorites that I still hadn’t owned in non-digital form

We lost these two titans of European art cinema in the same year, sadly. It’s hard to pick their bests, but these are strong contenders, if not the strongest. Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night. Antonioni’s L’Eclisse.


A couple more European delicacies. Jacques Tati’s Playtime. V√≠ctor Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive.


French encounters with modernity. Louis Malle’s Le feu follet. Godard’s 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her.


Two American classics. Cassavetes’ anxious The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Terence Malick’s gorgeous Days of Heaven.