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 · Italy · Neorealism

#854 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

#854 The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 // Italy // Ermanno Olmi Criterion Collection (LINK) Ermanno Olmi’s 1978 Palme d’or winning film The Tree of Wooden Clogs is a three hour epic masterpiece that have been largely sidelined in the discussion of Italian cinema. It has not been forgotten for sure, the major awards it earned… Continue reading #854 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Italy · Neorealism

#792 Bitter Rice (1949)

#792 Bitter Rice 1949 // Italy // Giuseppe De Santis Criterion Release Date: January 12, 2016 (LINK) Before the monthly release announcement of Criterion, the name of the Italian director Giuseppe De Santis is unheard of in my limited knowledge. Nope, I haven’t heard of the film Bitter Rice neither. Besides Bitter Rice, there has been a small… Continue reading #792 Bitter Rice (1949)