Adaptation · Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United States

#864 Being There (1979)

#864 Being There  1979 // USA // Hal Ashby Criterion Collection (LINK) Holyification of Innocence The ending scene from Hal Ashby’s 1979 film Being There has been stuck in my mind perpetually after only viewing the film once several years ago, it’s arguably a WTF moment. The well-dressed gardener, played by Peter Sellers, that we have been following… Continue reading #864 Being There (1979)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Cult · Horror · Independent Films · LGBT · United States

#863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

#863 Multiple Maniacs 1970 // USA // John Waters Criterion Collection (LINK) It’s A Mad Mad Mad World I’m still finding words to articulate my thoughts on John Waters’s second feature film Multiple Maniacs. I’m speechless, stunned and feeling nausea right after the film ends. The film is grotesque, outlandish, outrageous, and above all, insulting. It’s only slightly… Continue reading #863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Horror · Mexico · Religion · Violence

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory 1976 // Mexico // Felipe Cazals Criterion Collection (LINK) Traumatised Night And Shameful History Five Mexican young men have to seek shelter in a small town called San Miguel Canoa due to a torrential rain in the evening of 14th September, 1968. They are employees of the Autonomous University of Puebla… Continue reading #862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Silent Film · United States

#530 The Last Command (1928)

#530 The Last Command 1928 // USA // Josef von Sternberg Criterion Collection (LINK) Emil Jannings, a Swiss-born German actor, earned the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 with his performance in Josef von Sternberg directed silent film The Last Command. Long before working in Hollywood, “The Magic Empire of The Twentieth Century! The Mecca of the World!”… Continue reading #530 The Last Command (1928)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United Kingdom

#861 45 Years (2015)

#861 45 Years 2015 // UK // Andrew Haigh Criterion Collection (LINK) 45 Years is actually a horror story about an aged married couple haunted by the resurgence of a ghost associated to the past of the husband and subsequently crumbles their marital relationship. I find it much scarier in the second viewing as I have… Continue reading #861 45 Years (2015)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United States

#859 Before Midnight (2013)

#859 Before Midnight 2013 // USA // Richard Linklater Criterion Collection (LINK) Before Sunrise (1994) opens with a scene of middle-aged married couple in a ferocious argument on train, ironically, the disquieting quarrel is the reason why Celine (Julie Delpy) changes her seat and leads to the fateful meeting with her future soulmate Jesse (Ethan Hawke). The… Continue reading #859 Before Midnight (2013)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United States

#858 Before Sunset (2004)

#858 Before Sunset 2004 // USA // Richard Linklater Criterion Collection (LINK) Is it nine years, or just a split of second from the end of Before Sunrise (1995) to the beginning of Before Sunset? For the two leads Ethan Hawk and Julie Delpy and the director Richard Linklater, it’s exactly nine years apart between the making… Continue reading #858 Before Sunset (2004)