Criterion Collection · Drama · Mexico · Neorealism

#686 Redes (1936)

#686 Redes 1936 // Mexico // Emilio Gómez Muriel, Fred Zinneman Criterion Collection (LINK) Redes belongs to the group of films that the historical significance is far greater than the quality of the film itself, it merits as the precursor of neorealism that took roots in post-WWII Italian cinema. Redes is an international collaborative work in a nation that… Continue reading #686 Redes (1936)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Horror · Mexico · Religion · Violence

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory 1976 // Mexico // Felipe Cazals Criterion Collection (LINK) Traumatised Night And Shameful History Five Mexican young men have to seek shelter in a small town called San Miguel Canoa due to a torrential rain in the evening of 14th September, 1968. They are employees of the Autonomous University of Puebla… Continue reading #862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · Mexico · Religion

#460 Simon of the Desert (1965)

#460 Simon of the Desert 1965 // Mexico // Luis Buñuel Release: Feb 10, 2009 (Link) The Last Temptation of Simon Simon of the Desert, together with Nazarin (1958) and Viridiana (1961), loosely formed an unofficial trilogy of faith/religion in the late period of Buñuel’s oeuvre. All major protagonists, each one was named in the film… Continue reading #460 Simon of the Desert (1965)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · Mexico · Surrealism

#459 The Exterminating Angel (1962)

#459 The Exterminating Angel 1962 // Mexico // Luis Buñuel Release: Feb 10, 2009 The man who introduced me to THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL was Woody Allen (by the surrogate of Owen Wilson) in MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011). Oh man how much I wish to live in the 20s and 30s Paris and meet Buñuel, Dali, Hemingway and Picasso.… Continue reading #459 The Exterminating Angel (1962)