Criterion Collection · Drama · Horror · Independent Films · United States

#909 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

#909 Night of the Living Dead 1968 // USA // George A. Romero Criterion Collection (LINK) Seldom could a director single-handedly create a genre, but George A. Romero have done it 50 years ago, albeit more close to a happy accident by chance. But one can’t devalue the impact and the significance of the Night of the Living… Continue reading #909 Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Film Noir · France · Independent Films

#150 Bob le Flambeur (1956)

#150 Bob le Flambeur 1956 // France // Jean-Pierre Melville Criterion Collection (LINK) Bob le Flambeur is ended with an irony, a tease of “uselessness of effort” in which Jean-Pierre Melville particularly liked. It reminds of the human’s futility in the sense of fatalism, a view that probably stands against a gambler’s code of practice: they… Continue reading #150 Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · France · History · Independent Films · War

#755 Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

#755 Le Silence de la Mer 1949 // France // Jean-Pierre Melville Criterion Collection (LINK) Resist Against All Odds The name of Jean-Pierre Melville has been strongly alluded to the “cool” style heist/gangster film in my mind that I almost forget his three-time ventures into war film. Indeed, excluding his first short film, Melville’s debut feature Le… Continue reading #755 Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Cult · Horror · Independent Films · LGBT · United States

#863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

#863 Multiple Maniacs 1970 // USA // John Waters Criterion Collection (LINK) It’s A Mad Mad Mad World I’m still finding words to articulate my thoughts on John Waters’s second feature film Multiple Maniacs. I’m speechless, stunned and feeling nausea right after the film ends. The film is grotesque, outlandish, outrageous, and above all, insulting. It’s only slightly… Continue reading #863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Independent Films · Romance · United States · Violence

#850 Something Wild (1961)

#850 Something Wild 1961 // USA // Jack Garfein Criterion Collection (LINK) Something Wild is the kind of film that one hardly heard of before, let alone watch it. But once you discover it, you would feel terribly sorry for its lack of recognition. Released in 1961 as one of the very first American independent film… Continue reading #850 Something Wild (1961)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Independent Films · United States

#401 Night on Earth (1991)

Criterion Challenge #401 Night on Earth 1991 // United States // Jim Jarmusch Spine #401 Release: Sep 4, 2007 Criterion Collection is the colossal polymerization of, yet not limited to, the art house cinema. It’s like a treasure box you never know what’s gonna be inside, sometimes you find a gem, any other times, it could be… Continue reading #401 Night on Earth (1991)