Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United Kingdom

#890 Meantime (1984)

#890 Meantime 1984 // UK // Mike Leigh Criterion Collection (LINK) Meantime, and quite a few Mike Leigh films, are good films that I find no enjoyment out of watching. Unlike the filthiness permeated in John Waters films or the torturing cruelty displayed in films by Michael Haneke, I am simply being annoyed by the Leigh’s… Continue reading #890 Meantime (1984)

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

#872 Ghost World (2001)

#872 Ghost World 2001 // USA // Terry Zwigoff Criterion Collection (LINK) 1% Relatable Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, his first feature-film debut after making two fascinating documentaries Louie Bluie and Crumb, is first and foremost featuring no ghost. Loosely adapted from a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Zwigoff, the film… Continue reading #872 Ghost World (2001)

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)

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

#819 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

#819 Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941 // USA // Alexander Hall   Criterion Release Date: 14 Jun 2016 (LINK) Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a classical Hollywood screwball comedy which inspires sequel (Down to Earth in 1947) and remakes, most notably Warren Beatty’s Heaven Can Wait (1978). It even got seven Oscar nominations, won two… Continue reading #819 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

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)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · Mexico · Religion

#460 Simon of the Desert (1965)

#460 Simon of the Desert 1965 // Mexico // Luis Buñuel Release: Feb 10, 2009 (Link) The Last Temptation of Simon Simon of the Desert, together with Nazarin (1958) and Viridiana (1961), loosely formed an unofficial trilogy of faith/religion in the late period of Buñuel’s oeuvre. All major protagonists, each one was named in the film… Continue reading #460 Simon of the Desert (1965)