Paul Muni is ‘Scarface’ in the original gangster masterpiece on Criterion Channel

This 1932 American gangster classic from Howard Hawks, loosely based on the life and legend and Al Capone, transforms the criminal rise and fall into a perverted twist in the American dream.

Gary Cooper bids ‘A Farewell to Arms’ on Amazon Prime

A Farewell to Arms (1932), the first screen version of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, is not the most faithful adaptation—at 90 minutes, it was greatly reduced and Hemingway himself was quite vocal with his displeasure at the adaptation of his semi-autobiographical story—but almost a century later it is still the most passionate and moving version. Gary […]