Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Two more for the "Collection"

Wes Anderson has had his third straight film go straight into the Criterion Collection. There is no other contemporary filmmaker for whom the Criterion folks have fawned over in the way they have with Anderson.

I actually wish that more contemporary films were coming out under the Criterion brand. Van Sant's Gerry was begging for the Criterion treatment. I'd also love to see Criterion try to finagle an edition of Bela Tarr's Satantango. Still, they're the best home video distribution arm in the business (followed by Warner, with their amazing recent barrage of catalog titles), and the product they put out is top-notch.

Along with The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, I also picked up Hoop Dreams, probably one of my ten favorite documentaries of all time. Haven't watched it yet, but I look forward to it.

Oh yeah, and I finally got My Own Private Idaho.

Reviews are forthcoming.

I'm well on my way to my goal of owning the entire collection. Only a couple of hundred more (he he he)...


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