Divine, Tab Hunter Camp Classic “Polyester” Getting Criterion Release

Comedy, Featured  

John Waters’ wickedly funny film Polyester, starring Divine and Tab Hunter, will be given the deluxe Criterion Collection treatment. Resplendent in Harlequin Romance-style cover artwork, this Director-approved special edition includes new added value and will be available in September. From Criterion: For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest…

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Everybody’s Talkin’: Oscar Winner ‘Midnight Cowboy’ Gets Deluxe Criterion Release

Entertainment, Featured  

Almost 50 years before Moonlight shocked Hollywood with its Best Picture Oscar win, another gay-themed film shook Tinseltown by winning the 1969 Best Picture. The big surprise that year was the Oscar was bestowed upon Midnight Cowboy, an X-rated film, a rating usually consigned to porn films. But Midnight Cowboy winning Best Picture was no…

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Not As Good As You Remember: ‘Breakfast Club’ Gets Criterion Release

Entertainment, Featured  

The late John Hughes was a Reaganite conservative. He got his foot in the door of the entertainment world by writing for the often bawdy National Lampoon publication, where fellow right-winger P.J. O’Rourke was editor. He started writing screenplays, succeeding with National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983, a box office success that gave Hughes a deal…

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