Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Pickpocket" (1959)

After a couple of sorry weeks with virtually no good options released on blu-ray, our weekly feature is finally back with a great pick from the always reliable guys at Criterion Collection. French director Robert Bresson was the master of minimalism, and he's normally something of an acquired taste. Pickpocket though, is one of his most accessible movies, the slick and quietly moving story of how an expert thief goes about his work. It feels very modern in style and acting (as Bresson's movies usually do) and the crook's redemption at the end is enough to bring a tear to your eye. Definitely seek this one out if you can.

Original 1959 Trailer: