The Criterion Collection has announced it's new slate of upcoming DVDs, which includes Jacques Tati's Trafic. This will mean that Tati's entire "M. Hulot" oeurve will have gotten the Criterion treatment— M. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime (plus the short Cours du soir), and Trafic.
I've seen but two of these films and with completely divergent opinions of them. I've only seen it once but I found Mon Oncle to be torturous. Through the years I've discovered that I'm not alone in this assessment. Then for some reason I gave Tati and Hulot another chance by watching M. Hulot's Holiday— which I loved. Its a nice "getaway" and has so many funny moments. So now what? Well, with the newest Criterion release and having never seen Playtime, frequently considered Tati's masterpiece, I must say I'm tempted to take a look and see if my reaction to Mon Oncle is a fluke, or if, indeed, I only have the tolerance for Holiday.