Criterion Collection · Documentary · Germany

#569 People on Sunday (1930)

  #569 People on Sunday 1930 // Germany // Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer Criterion Collection (LINK) People on Sunday occupies an unique time and space in cinema history. Produced in 1929 and released one year later at the late silent film era, it marked the near-end Weimar cinema in which the epoch of expressionism was replaced with… Continue reading #569 People on Sunday (1930)

African · Criterion Collection · Documentary · Music

#689 Trances (1981)

#689 Trances 1981 // Morocco // Ahmed El Maanouni Criterion Collection (LINK) Watching Trances, a documentary about the musical group Nass El Ghiwane, and listening to the featuring Moroccan music which I’m totally ignorant of alike my experience on the Cuban music in Buena Vista Spcial Club (1999), is an absolutely comforting experience. Directed by Ahmed El Maanouni, whose first… Continue reading #689 Trances (1981)

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 · Documentary

#33 Nanook of the North (1922)

#33 Nanook of the North (1922) 1922 // USA // Robert Flaherty Criterion Collection (LINK) Nanook of the North is the kind of film that its perpetual reputation and formidable status in cinema history indeed eclipse the film itself. Released in 1922 with rave reviews, it continues to dazzle film critics in the 21st century, recently ranked at… Continue reading #33 Nanook of the North (1922)

Criterion Collection · Documentary

#425 Antonio Gaudí (1984)

#425 Antonio Gaudí 1984 // Japan // Hiroshi Teshigahara   Criterion Release Date:  18 Mar 2008 (LINK) Barcelona belongs to Antonio Gaudí. It could be too bold (or maybe ignorant) to make a statement like this, but I wholeheartedly believe so, despite the fact that I have never set foot on Catalonia or even Spain before. My knowledge on Gaudí… Continue reading #425 Antonio Gaudí (1984)

Criterion Collection · Documentary · France · Holocaust · War

#197 Night And Fog (1955)

#197 Night And Fog 1955 // France // Alain Resnais   Criterion Release Date: 19 July 2016 (LINK) The renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum once claimed Alain Resnais’s short documentary Night and Fog as “ the greatest film ever made about the concentration camps… Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 Shoah is so indebted to this film that it… Continue reading #197 Night And Fog (1955)