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.

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the film by Howard Hawks

Blu-ray: ‘His Girl Friday’ vs. ‘The Front Page’ on Criterion

His Girl Friday (Criterion, Blu-ray, DVD) should really be listed as a double feature, for the “bonus” movie—a new edition of the original screen version of The Front Page, adapted from the snappy, cynical, double-barrel Broadway hit by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur—is not just a home video debut but a major discovery. The Front […]