Criterion Collection · Drama · France · History

The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 6 The Trial of Joan of Arc 1962 // France // Robert Bresson The Passion of Minimalism Considered retrospectively as the most overlooked and underrated films by Robert Bresson amidst his 13-feature oeuvre, The Trial of Joan of Arc is also his shortest, and perhaps the most formalistic work. The… Continue reading The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Adaptation · Drama · History · United Kingdom · United States · War

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Barry Lyndon 1975 // UK, USA // Stanley Kubrick   Barry Lyndon is a film that requires to be watched in a big screen, not the big screen in a home theater set-up but the direct projection (film or digital) in the theater with a prevailing solemn atmosphere; it’s like admiring a vintage painting, you… Continue reading Barry Lyndon (1975)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · History · Italy

#228: Salvatore Giuliano (1961)

Criterion Challenge #228 Salvatore Giuliano   1961 // Italy Spine #228 Release: Feb 24, 2004 In the obituary published in Sight and Sound magazine shortly after the death of Francesco Rosi in January this year, the Italian director was described as the “Neapolitan portraitist of the Italian South and master of the cine-investigation”. This distinctively… Continue reading #228: Salvatore Giuliano (1961)