Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · France

#306 Le Samouraï (1967)

#306 Le Samouraï 1967 // France // Jean-Pierre Melville Criterion Collection (LINK) At first we don’t see him. Jef (Alain Delon) had been lying on bed, unmoved, inside his drab room, dimly lighted and hardly decorated. Not till we see a puff of cigarette smoke do we realise his existence. Jef barely talked, words were rarely spoken… Continue reading #306 Le Samouraï (1967)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · France

#218 Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

#218 Le Cercle Rouge 1970 // France // Jean-Pierre Melville Criterion Collection (LINK) Le Cercle Rouge holds a very special place in my heart, it’s the first Melville film I have seen, owning to the reputation that John Woo is a big fan of Melville as well as this particular film; secondly, it’s also one of… Continue reading #218 Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · France · War

#385 Army of Shadows (1969)

#385 Army of Shadows 1969 // France // Jean-Pierre Melville Criterion Collection (LINK) Army of Shadows starts with a Nazi army marching in the Champs-Élysées, with the Arch of Triumph at the background, surround by the incoming sound of drumming and the foot stamping. The sight of soldiers in uniform marching directly towards the camera evoke the… Continue reading #385 Army of Shadows (1969)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Sci-Fi · United States

6/10/2017 (Blade Runner 2049)

Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017) – Letterboxd I absolutely love the 1982 Blade Runner (the final cut version) and I’m completely satisfied with what the filmmakers bring, both new and nostalgic, to the sequel; 2049 definitely lives up to the reputation of its predecessor, it imbues the right atmosphere, oppressed, decadent and grimy; The… Continue reading 6/10/2017 (Blade Runner 2049)

Criterion Collection · France

5/10/2017 (The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks)

What I’ve been watching MUBI: Vanishing Point (Raúl Ruiz, 1984) – Letterboxd I’m mostly perplexed by the disorientated non-linearity and fragmented plot, decoding the film is an implausible practice to say, yet there are incessant moments of intrigue that keep beguiling you, for instance watching the repeated card games between various players in different location is unexpectedly… Continue reading 5/10/2017 (The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks)