Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Film Noir · United States

#860 Mildred Pierce (1945)

#860 Mildred Pierce 1945 // USA// Michael Curtiz Criterion Collection (LINK) James M. Cain’s 1941 hard boiled novel Mildred Pierce has been on my reading list for quite sometime. But instead of picking up the book and go for a read, I rewatch the film which based on the novel for a second time. The film Mildred Pierce, directed… Continue reading #860 Mildred Pierce (1945)

Adaptation · Crime · Drama · Film Noir · United States

#810 In a Lonely Place (1950)

#810 In a Lonely Place 1950 // USA // Nicholas Ray Criterion Release Date: 10 May 2016 (LINK) In a Lonely Place is the sort of film that I watched years ago without realising who, and how important, the director was. It didn’t leave a strong impression in my mind at that time, so it’s… Continue reading #810 In a Lonely Place (1950)

Crime · Drama · Eclipse Series · Film Noir · Japan

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System   The Thick-Walled Room 1956 // Japan // Masaki Kobayashi Originally made in 1953, The Thick-Walled Room, the third feature made by Masaki Kobayashi, was shelved by the studio until 1956, in fear of any taboo subject of war criminals offending the Americans. Kobayashi was offered the chance… Continue reading Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

Criterion Collection · Drama · Film Noir · United States

#795 Gilda (1946)

#795 Gilda 1946 // USA // Charles Vidor Criterion Release Date: January 19, 2016 (LINK) “Gilda, Are you decent?”, by swinging her fuzzy curled hair backwards and a close-up to her sensual face, Rita Hayworth, known as the titular character Gilda, became the Hollywood legend at this exact moment. It is one of the most… Continue reading #795 Gilda (1946)

Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Film Noir · Germany

#793 The American Friend (1977)

#793 The American Friend 1977 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: January 12, 2016 (LINK)   In 2015, two new films by Wim Wenders were screened separately in Hong Kong. One is the tremendously beautiful and absorbing biographical documentary The Salt of the Earth (2014); the other one, Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015),… Continue reading #793 The American Friend (1977)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Film Noir · Mystery · United States

#779 Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Criterion Challenge #779 Mulholland Dr. 2001 // United States // David Lynch Spine #779 Release: Oct 27, 2015 “Are you watching a movie, or are you dreaming?” I heard my own voice asking just after my first trip to MULHOLLAND DRIVE years ago. The experience was hypnotic and confusing, my senses were aroused to an extent… Continue reading #779 Mulholland Dr. (2001)