Miguel Sandoval, Spike Lee, and Ossie Davis

Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ on Criterion Channel

Spike Lee’s vibrant, vital, thoroughly accomplished third feature is a provocative and intelligent exploration of race and racism that opens with a call to action and ends with a ferocious cry in the face of injustice.

‘Bicycle Thieves’ – an Italian odyssey on Max and Criterion Channel

Vittorio De Sica directs this classic of life on the streets on Italy in the devastating depression after World War II. It placed in the number 41 spot in the 2022 Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll.

‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ – the definitive version of a visionary film

Ridley Scott’s visionary reworking of Philip K. Dick’s novel may have flopped when it was released but it has become a science fiction touchstone and has colonized the imaginations of writers, directors, and die-hard fans of science fiction.

‘The Earrings of Madame de…’ – Max Ophuls’ romantic classic on HBO Max and Criterion Channel

Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, and Vittorio De Sica star in this elegant drama of romance as an elaborate dance played out in a society where appearances are everything. It placed in the number 90 spot in the 2022 Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll.