It had to happen eventually: Jean Cocteau made a movie I actually like.

After Beauty and the Beast and last week's The Blood of a Poet I wouldn't have been surprised if I never found a Jean Cocteau's film that I could say I liked without a few pretty big "buts". Fortunately, his 1950 adaptation of the Orpheus myth, while taking a lot of liberties with the source material, may be that movie. Sure it's got it's issues, and Pat sure didn't like it much at all, but Orpheus may be the first Cocteau film I'd be willing to watch again without considering it a form of torture.

It's this week's episode of Lost in Criterion, give it a listen?