douglas-sirk,La Habanera, Battle Hymn [DVD] [1996] [English] [Region 1], All That Heaven Allows [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection], Magnificent Obsession, Imitation of Life [DVD] [1992] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

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"...Drenched in glorious color schemes that must have taken forever to conceive..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today27.97873

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"[A]droitly constructed, with committed performances by the two stars, and gorgeous, shadowy cinematography..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION was the first of Sirk's big-budget, Technicolor melodramas for Universal, but he was already working with distancing devices -- action reflected in mirrors or hard surfaces; colors so bright that they seem to detach themselves from the physical world...."New York Times27.93338

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"...A prime example of a brilliant director's stealthy use of a denigrated genre to slip in subtle social comment and genuine pathos..." Entertainment Weekly "[P]assionately directed..."USA Today "[A] Lana Turner soap opera turned into an exercise in metaphysical formalism by Sirk's finely textured and densely layered images."New York Times27.93338

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"...This is an appealing Fred MacMurray-Barbara Stanwyck companion piece to DOUBLE INDEMNITY and Douglas Sirk's THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW..."USA Today "...One of Hollywood's forgotten treasures....Disarmingly honest..." -- Rating: ANew York Times0.7140748

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"[I]t is as sleek and polished as the marble surfaces and angular art deco fittings of the family apartments inhabited by its protagonists..."Sight and Sound "[A] breakthrough feature....An effectively crafted thrill ride..."Film Comment "[A] savory Italian drama of manners and mercantilism....With a delectable performances from Tilda Swinton as its centerpiece."Los Angeles Times "[A] soaringly beautiful melodrama....With surging, insistent music by John Adams and a lush visual style that could be called postclassical Hollywood baroque."New York Times "I AM LOVE is an unmitigated success. It's a heady, swooning film in which the entire world is in tune with its protagonists..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "This intense and almost operatic Italian family melodrama recalls the best of Douglas Sirk. Tilda Swinton has a stellar presence that commands attention throughout."Box Office 4 stars out of 4 -- "I AM LOVE is an amazing film. It is deep, rich, human."Chicago Sun-Times "I AM LOVE is no vanity project; if anything Swinton is pushed to Streep-like feats of above-and-beyond transformation..."Movieline0.3570374

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"[I]t is as sleek and polished as the marble surfaces and angular art deco fittings of the family apartments inhabited by its protagonists..."Sight and Sound "[A] breakthrough feature....An effectively crafted thrill ride..."Film Comment "[A] savory Italian drama of manners and mercantilism....With a delectable performances from Tilda Swinton as its centerpiece."Los Angeles Times "[A] soaringly beautiful melodrama....With surging, insistent music by John Adams and a lush visual style that could be called postclassical Hollywood baroque."New York Times "I AM LOVE is an unmitigated success. It's a heady, swooning film in which the entire world is in tune with its protagonists..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "This intense and almost operatic Italian family melodrama recalls the best of Douglas Sirk. Tilda Swinton has a stellar presence that commands attention throughout."Box Office 4 stars out of 4 -- "I AM LOVE is an amazing film. It is deep, rich, human."Chicago Sun-Times "I AM LOVE is no vanity project; if anything Swinton is pushed to Streep-like feats of above-and-beyond transformation..."Movieline0.3570374

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"...FAR FROM HEAVEN is nothing short of a masterpiece....It seems, in a single visionary stroke, to have taken the spirit of American independent cinema and brought it full circle back to the soul of vintage Hollywood..." Entertainment Weekly "...It's a bold experiment....[With a] terrific look and perfectly pitched performances..." Hollywood Reporter "...A gorgeously overheated imitation of life..." Rolling Stone "...An accomplished marriage of elaborate style and content....The film is a jewel on every technical level. Its visual sumptuousness seduces from the opening frame to the last..."Variety "...[Moore gives an] extraordinarily nuanced performance..." Box Office "...Ardent and intelligent....Mr. Haynes is fiercely devoted to his actors....It discover the aching, desiring humanity in a genre -- and a period....In a word, it's divine..." New York Times "...Haynes gets the look and feel right...FAR FROM HEAVEN also has emotional force..." USA Today "Julianne Moore is excellent." Total Film "Quaid won numerous awards....Arguably his richest performance." Uncut0.2720711

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"Sirk here uses the full range of his technique, from the disorienting profusion of mirrors and frames within frames to cutaway images that comment bitterly, even cruelly, on the situation of the characters....This is a bravura filmmaking in the service of a haunting vision..."New York Times0.2720711

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"[T]horoughly engrossing....Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography is exquisite from the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote to the many finely appointed interiors."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's full of fine performances -- not least Cruz....There's much to enjoy here..."Total Film "It's hot-blooded, haunting and totally embraceable."Rolling Stone "As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, BROKEN EMBRACES is a visual delight."USA Today "[A] film that serves as a love letter to the movies, and a demonstration of the medium's mysterious power....Mr. Almodovar always loves to play games, thicken textures, keeps us enthralled by keeping us guessing."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz exudes a sensual aura of mystery that holds you spellbound."Rolling Stone "The visual and aural textures are lush and sensual, as we've come to expect from Mr. Almodovar, and yet the rich colors and deep sonorities somehow illuminate an unusually austere emotional terrain."New York Times "BROKEN EMBRACES welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that's become Almodovar's trademark since his mid-'90s reinvention." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penelope Cruz..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]avishing to watch. It's a sheer indulgence for Almodvar and just as indulgent for his fans."Box Office "The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience -- a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that bites."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "BROKEN EMBRACES is a voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Dripping with primary colors, especially red, this is the year's most sumptuous film."Chicago Sun-Times "This is Cruz and Almodovar's fourth movie together, and it's a dizzyingly intricate genre-bender that expands upon the Spanish auteur's recurring obsession with movie love..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "The film takes in an opulently shot interlude on Lanzarote, as well as nods to Hitchcock...Warhol's paintings and Almodovar's own early style."Uncut0.2380249

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"[T]horoughly engrossing....Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography is exquisite from the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote to the many finely appointed interiors."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's full of fine performances -- not least Cruz....There's much to enjoy here..."Total Film "It's hot-blooded, haunting and totally embraceable."Rolling Stone "As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, BROKEN EMBRACES is a visual delight."USA Today "[A] film that serves as a love letter to the movies, and a demonstration of the medium's mysterious power....Mr. Almodovar always loves to play games, thicken textures, keeps us enthralled by keeping us guessing."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz exudes a sensual aura of mystery that holds you spellbound."Rolling Stone "The visual and aural textures are lush and sensual, as we've come to expect from Mr. Almodovar, and yet the rich colors and deep sonorities somehow illuminate an unusually austere emotional terrain."New York Times "BROKEN EMBRACES welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that's become Almodovar's trademark since his mid-'90s reinvention." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penelope Cruz..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]avishing to watch. It's a sheer indulgence for Almodvar and just as indulgent for his fans."Box Office "The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience -- a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that bites."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "BROKEN EMBRACES is a voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Dripping with primary colors, especially red, this is the year's most sumptuous film."Chicago Sun-Times "This is Cruz and Almodovar's fourth movie together, and it's a dizzyingly intricate genre-bender that expands upon the Spanish auteur's recurring obsession with movie love..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "The film takes in an opulently shot interlude on Lanzarote, as well as nods to Hitchcock...Warhol's paintings and Almodovar's own early style."Uncut0.2380249

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