News

March 5, 2022: Site News. I’ve added my 2022 nominations to the My Nominations page.

February 14, 2022: R.I.P. Ivan Reitman, director of the Film Registry title Ghostbusters (1984/2015).

February 12, 2022: Site news. I have added a translation and commentary to the page for Preservation of the Sign Language (1913/2010).

February 6, 2022: Site news. Shortly after I launched this website in September 2021, the Chicago Reader revamped its website. As a result of this, several of the links to the Reader reviews of films on this site are no longer accurate. I am slowly correcting these. Apologies for the incorrect links.

January 19, 2022: British label Indicator/Powerhouse has announced that it will begin distribution of their titles in the US and Canada. Details here.

January 7, 2022: R.I.P. Sidney Poitier, star of the Film Registry titles In the Heat of the Night (1967/2002), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967/2017), and Lilies of the Field (1963/2020).

January 6, 2022: R.I.P. Peter Bogdanovich, director of the Film Registry title The Last Picture Show (1971/1998).

December 14, 2021: The 2021 additions to the Film Registry were announced this morning. Here they are:
1. Ringling Brothers Parade Film (1902)
2. Jubilo (1919)
3. The Flying Ace (1926)
4. Hell-Bound Train (1930)
5. Flowers and Trees (1932)
6. Strangers on a Train (1951)
7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
8. Evergreen (1965)
9. Requiem-29 (1970)
10. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
11. Pink Flamingos (1972)
12. Sounder (1972)
13. The Long Goodbye (1973)
14. Cooley High (1975)
15. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
16. Chicana (1979)
17. The Wobblies (1979)
18. Star Wars Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
19. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
20. Stop Making Sense (1984)
21. Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
22. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
23. Selena (1997)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
25. WALL-E (2008)
I have updated the entire site to reflect the new additions.

September 21, 2021: R.I.P. Melvin Van Peebles, director of the Film Registry title Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971/2020).

August 11, 2021: The Criterion Collection announced today that they will finally start releasing 4K Ultra HD discs. Among the first six scheduled are Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941/1989). I will add this title to the Release Calendar as soon as it’s officially announced. Details here.

July 5th, 2021: R.I.P. Richard Donner, director of the Film Registry titles The Goonies (1985/2017) and Superman (1978/2017).

June 2, 2021: Milestone Films has struck a new distribution deal with Kino Lorber. Kino Lorber will now be the exclusive distributor of Milestone’s home video titles. Details here.

January 7, 2021: R.I.P. Michael Apted, director of the Film Registry title Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980/2019).

December 31, 2020: R.I.P. Joan Micklin Silver, director of the Film Registry title Hester Street (1975/2011).