The Vanishing and the Need to Know

It has not been an exceedingly rare occurrence that this project has introduced me to a film that I find to be absolutely amazing and know that I certainly would not have come watched if not for Lost in Criterion - the sort of film, unlike say Salo, that leads Pat to thank me for making him do this.

George Sluizer's The Vanishing -- the 1988 original, not his own American remake from 1993 -- is such a film. Rarely is a thriller so perfectly crafted. Listen to what might be the best non-Christmas episode of Lost in Criterion.