Criterion Collection · Drama · France · Religion

#297 Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 8 #297 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) The Faith of Suffering Recently I rewatched Au hasard Balthazar the third time, it is a restored version screened in theater instead of the old decent Criterion DVD I have owned for couple of years. Should I use… Continue reading #297 Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

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)

Drama · Religion · Silent Film · United States

#266 The King of Kings (1927)

#266 The King of Kings 1927 // USA // Cecil B. DeMille Criterion Collection (LINK) The King of Kings, literally known as Jesus of Nazareth, is one of the numerous film adaptions of the New Testament ever been made in Hollywood, and certainly will continue in production as long as the number of Christian audience (and the amount… Continue reading #266 The King of Kings (1927)

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)