If you’re on the top of the world, how are you effected by an economic collapse? Premiering at Sundance, Lauren Greenfield‘s documentary The Queen of Versailles tackles the issue with laughs and tragedy. From our festival review, the film follows Jackie and David Siegel, who are a disgustingly rich couple with thirty years of age separating the two. They have eight kids, several maids, nannies and a handful of property all over the country. David is a real-estate mogul having made his fortune by spearheading timeshare properties in Florida, but is faced with having to sell some of his riches in this economy. We ultimately called the film “a thought-provoking and entertaining examination of our culture of greed that can’t shake the feeling of reality television.” The first trailer and poster have now popped up via Apple and one can see them below.
The Queen of Versailles hits theaters on July 20th, 2012.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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