Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · United States

The Serpent’s Egg (1977)

The Serpent’s Egg 1977 // Germany, USA // Ingmar Bergman The Serpent’s Egg has been considered as one of the weakest efforts amid Ingmar Bergman’s output, and perhaps best remembered as Bergman’s first film made outside Sweden during his exile due to the lawsuit of tax evasion in which Bergman eventually won the vindication at the… Continue reading The Serpent’s Egg (1977)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Eclipse Series · Sweden

Ingmar Bergman: Part 1 (1946-50)

Ingmar Bergman: Part 1 (1946-50) Bergman100 (Letterboxd)   1. Crisis (1946) – Criterion The directorial debut of the great Ingmar Bergman looks like telling two stories in one film, uneven in tone with a sensationalist plot, discerning the unadorned countryside from the seductive big city by superficial characterization and maternal differences between two mothers. Still we… Continue reading Ingmar Bergman: Part 1 (1946-50)

Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Japan

#912 An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

#912 An Actor’s Revenge 1963 // Japan // Kon Ichikawa Criterion Collection (LINK) Kon Ichikawa’s oeuvre lies across a large spectrum, from anti-war fable to Olympic documentary, from farcical comedy to detective story, and above all, various literature adaptations from authors like Soseki Natsume, Junichiro Tanizaki and Seishi Yokomizo. The screenplays are often written by his… Continue reading #912 An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

Criterion Collection · Drama · India

#911 The Hero (1966)

#911 The Hero 1966 // India // Satyajit Ray Criterion Collection (LINK) The Hero is arguably an autobiographical film, but instead of dramatising one’s own past and memories, it exhales the auteur’s existential dilemma, raising questions that are inexorably devoid of answers. It’s an introspection of Ray’s own vision of arts on cinema, on performance and the… Continue reading #911 The Hero (1966)

Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United States

#13 The Silence of the Lamb (1991)

#13 The Silence of the Lamb 1991 // USA // Jonathan Demme Criterion Collection (LINK) The Silence of the Lamb is a psychological thriller, a police procedural, a serial killer horror, and above all, a feminist film. Yes Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) stole the show, but the heart and soul lies within Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a FBI rookie… Continue reading #13 The Silence of the Lamb (1991)