Criterion Collection · France · Germany · Horror

#437 Vampyr (1932)

#437 Vampyr 1932 // Germany, France // Carl Theodor Dreyer Criterion Collection (LINK) Vampyr is all about mood, about the unsettling wandering among the dead and the unreal, about the ominous disjointed space constructed meticulously onscreen by the Danish master Carl Th. Dreyer. Vampyr has all the essential characters for a “horror story,” a malicious vampire,… Continue reading #437 Vampyr (1932)

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)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · LGBT · Silent Film

#358 Pandora’s Box (1929)

#358 Pandora’s Box 1929 // Germany // Georg Wilhelm Pabst Criterion Collection (LINK) As film approached to the end of silent era in the late 20s, the Weimar cinema was transformed from the epoch of Expressionism into the movement of “New Objectivity”, which largely focused on social issues by employing realistic cinematic settings. Retrospectively, Austrian-born German director… Continue reading #358 Pandora’s Box (1929)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · LGBT

#851 Fox and His Friends (1975)

#851 Fox and His Friends 1975 // Germany // Rainer Werner Fassbinder Criterion Collection (LINK) Provocative, but at times elusive, West German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s oeuvre is both quantitatively and qualitatively remarkable in his short of forty years life span. Fox and His Friend is more or less situated in the middle of his oeuvre,… Continue reading #851 Fox and His Friends (1975)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#816 Kings of the Road (1976)

#816 Kings of the Road 1976 // Germany // Wim Wenders   Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) Wim Wenders, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, were my introduction to German cinema, way back to my college years when my interest in world cinema started to grow exponentially. Kings of the Road was the first Wenders’ film… Continue reading #816 Kings of the Road (1976)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#815 Wrong Move (1975)

#815 Wrong Move 1975 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) “At times I stared into space without looking at anything. Then I shut my eyes, and only by the afterimage I realized what had been in front of me”, such soliloquy by the protagonist Wilhelm Meister (Rüdiger Vogler) just… Continue reading #815 Wrong Move (1975)