Beauty and the Beast: Alan Menken on Composing Disney Live-Action Version

Anything that’s about inclusivity and tribute to Howard Ashman is a beautiful thing. But at this point I’m just shutting up–Alan Menken

Mildred Pierce: Criterion Collection of Joan Crawford Ultimate, Oscar Winning Performance

Melodrama casts noirish shadows in the 1945 Oscar winning Mildred Pierce, a searing portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz, Best Actor winner for the 1943 Casablanca.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Tracy-Hepburn First Comedy, Criterion Collection

George Stevens’ Woman of the Year, was conceived to build on the¬†comeback Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story.

RUMBLE FISH: Coppola Art Film–Criterion Collection

In this personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions.

TEMPOPO: Juzo Itami’s Cult Movie–Criterion Collection

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tempopo is a rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami.