Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"

David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’ – the darkness beneath suburbia on Paramount+

Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern star in this eerie, moody thriller of the evil underbelly of small town America and Dennis Hopper is unforgettable as the terrifying Frank Booth.

Alain Demon in Jean-Pierre Melville's French crime classic

Criterion Blu-ray: Alexander Payne’s savagely funny ‘Election,’ plus ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,’ ‘Le Samouraï,’ and ‘Jabberwocky’

Election (Criterion, Blu-ray, DVD) A wicked satire of power and (social) politics set in the overheated incubator of a high school student body election, Election (1999) is as sharp and perceptive now as it was in 1999. The confident second feature from director Alexander Payne and his screenwriting partner, Jim Taylor (coming off the critical […]