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)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

#814 Alice in the Cities 1974 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) A single mother left her nine-year-old daughter at the hand of a stranger young man, a man whom she just met the day before, and disappeared in New York City with a short notice of instruction. The… Continue reading #814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

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)