Criterion Collection · Drama · Violence

#869 Rumble Fish (1983)

#869 Rumble Fish   1983 // USA // Francis Ford Coppola Criterion Collection (LINK) I have been constantly struggling with the filmography of Francis Ford Coppola, the man who directed the formidable Godfather (1972), I find myself either loving his films tremendously like Apocalypse Now (1979) and Godfather I and II, or simply dismissing them as if their… Continue reading #869 Rumble Fish (1983)

Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · Food · Japan

#868 Tampopo (1985)

#868 Tampopo  1985 // Japan // Juzo Itami Criterion Collection (LINK) Tampopo, the second feature directed by Juzo Itami following the award-winning satirical comedy The Funeral (1984), is arguably Itami’s most renowned work. Described as a “Noodle Western” by Itami himself, Tampopo is the most delicious film I have ever watched, perhaps besides Babette’s Feast… Continue reading #868 Tampopo (1985)

Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United States

#867 Woman of the Year (1942)

  #867 Woman of the Year  1942 // USA // George Stevens Criterion Collection (LINK) Condescension of Women: Cooking Wife or Career Woman While inserting the word “woman” onto the film title, Woman of the Year is surprisingly, in a horrendous way, a film of condescension of woman. The film is released in 1942, at the… Continue reading #867 Woman of the Year (1942)

Criterion Collection · Cuba · Documentary · Music

#866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

#866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999) 1999 // US, Cuba, France, Germany, UK // Wim Wenders Criterion Collection (LINK) I like listening to music, most of the time they are pop songs, seldom would I have the initiation to explore the different kinds music or their origins, so I’m definitely not a musical guy. It’s a… Continue reading #866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Taiwan

#879 Taipei Story (1985)

#879 Taipei Story  1985 // Taiwan // Edward Yang Criterion Collection (LINK) A City of Disillusion Taipei Story, the second feature by the Taiwanese auteur Edward Yang, has been Yang’s most obscure work to see for quite some time due to its inaccessibility. Unless screened in film festival, one could only find the film in a… Continue reading #879 Taipei Story (1985)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · United Kingdom

#865 Blow-Up (1966)

#865 Blow-Up 1966 // UK // Michelangelo Antonioni Criterion Collection (LINK) Abstracted Reality and Inconceivable World It has been fifty years since Blow-up is released, even though the film’s impeccable art direction and the cultural phenomenon depicted encapsulate the moment of 60s swinging London perfectly, it still looks as refreshing now as it would have been in… Continue reading #865 Blow-Up (1966)