Originally posted by Saruman
How come hardly anything recognizable gets a Criterion? Who picks these films?
I am with you on this one.. Criterion releases some beautiful discs, beautiful packaging - very sophisticated, beautiful transfers, and very fucking weird movies.. I am in love with independent cinema and I am sorry but a lot of these people are far too weird for their own good.. they go overboard and it doesn't feel profound nor interesting because they are trying far TOO hard to be artsy when it should just come naturally from the material.. a lot of these movies feel very forced to me.