Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#815 Wrong Move (1975)

#815 Wrong Move 1975 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) “At times I stared into space without looking at anything. Then I shut my eyes, and only by the afterimage I realized what had been in front of me”, such soliloquy by the protagonist Wilhelm Meister (Rüdiger Vogler) just… Continue reading #815 Wrong Move (1975)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

#814 Alice in the Cities 1974 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) A single mother left her nine-year-old daughter at the hand of a stranger young man, a man whom she just met the day before, and disappeared in New York City with a short notice of instruction. The… Continue reading #814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

Adaptation · Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United States

#812 The Player (1992)

#812 The Player 1992 // USA // Robert Altman Criterion Release Date: 24 May 2016 (LINK) Film industry is, first and foremost, a bloody business. After all, Hollywood is the battleground, the killing field. There are winners, and there are losers. Sometimes the loss could be as deadly as Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate (1980), one… Continue reading #812 The Player (1992)

Adaptation · Crime · Drama · Film Noir · United States

#810 In a Lonely Place (1950)

#810 In a Lonely Place 1950 // USA // Nicholas Ray Criterion Release Date: 10 May 2016 (LINK) In a Lonely Place is the sort of film that I watched years ago without realising who, and how important, the director was. It didn’t leave a strong impression in my mind at that time, so it’s… Continue reading #810 In a Lonely Place (1950)