Drama · Italy

#801 I Knew Her Well (1965)

#801 I Knew Her Well 1965 // Italy // Antonio Pietrangeli Criterion Release Date: 23 Feb 2016 (LINK) I knew Her Well is a film I knew nothing about beforehand, it’s a blind buy release from the Criterion Collection as usual. But once again, I found myself unprepared to another startling, daunting viewing experience. At the end of… Continue reading #801 I Knew Her Well (1965)

Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United States

#800 The Graduate (1967)

#800 The Graduate 1967 // USA // Mike Nichols Criterion Release Date: 23 Feb 2016 (LINK) First and foremost, I think The Graduate is over-rated. The first time I watched it when I was in college, I dislike the character Benjamin, played by the fantastic Dustin Hoffman in an aptly awkward performance. This could be due to… Continue reading #800 The Graduate (1967)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Sweden

#796 The Emigrants (1971) / #797 The New Land (1972)

#796 The Emigrants #797 The New Land 1971-72 // Sweden // Jan Troell Criterion Release Date: 9 Feb 2016 (LINK) I was skeptical at first in spending six-and-a-half hours on watching two Swedish films back to back. Jan Troell’s epic saga on the journey of the nineteenth century Swedish emigrants to the America does not sound compelling… Continue reading #796 The Emigrants (1971) / #797 The New Land (1972)

Crime · Drama · Eclipse Series · Film Noir · Japan

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System   The Thick-Walled Room 1956 // Japan // Masaki Kobayashi Originally made in 1953, The Thick-Walled Room, the third feature made by Masaki Kobayashi, was shelved by the studio until 1956, in fear of any taboo subject of war criminals offending the Americans. Kobayashi was offered the chance… Continue reading Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System