Biography · Criterion Collection · Music · United Kingdom

#20 Sid & Nancy (1986)

#20 Sid & Nancy 1986 // UK // Alex Cox Criterion Collection (LINK) Before delving into the intoxicating film Sid & Nancy, I had never heard of Sex Pistols, I have zero interest on punk rock, and I had no idea it’s indeed a biopic, or sort of inspiration from real events. The first thing the film… Continue reading #20 Sid & Nancy (1986)

Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United Kingdom

#890 Meantime (1984)

#890 Meantime 1984 // UK // Mike Leigh Criterion Collection (LINK) Meantime, and quite a few Mike Leigh films, are good films that I find no enjoyment out of watching. Unlike the filthiness permeated in John Waters films or the torturing cruelty displayed in films by Michael Haneke, I am simply being annoyed by the Leigh’s… Continue reading #890 Meantime (1984)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United Kingdom · United States · Violence

#182 Straw Dogs (1971)

#182 Straw Dogs 1971 // USA // Sam Peckinpah Criterion Collection (LINK) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Acknowledge the Violence Once in a while, a film would emerge and shock me in complete awe with its depiction of ultra-violence and its lack of moral restraint. Sam Peckinpah’s controversial rape-and-home-invasion “horror” film Straw Dogs definitely belongs… Continue reading #182 Straw Dogs (1971)

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 · United Kingdom

#865 Blow-Up (1966)

#865 Blow-Up 1966 // UK // Michelangelo Antonioni Criterion Collection (LINK) Abstracted Reality and Inconceivable World It has been fifty years since Blow-up is released, even though the film’s impeccable art direction and the cultural phenomenon depicted encapsulate the moment of 60s swinging London perfectly, it still looks as refreshing now as it would have been in… Continue reading #865 Blow-Up (1966)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United Kingdom

#861 45 Years (2015)

#861 45 Years 2015 // UK // Andrew Haigh Criterion Collection (LINK) 45 Years is actually a horror story about an aged married couple haunted by the resurgence of a ghost associated to the past of the husband and subsequently crumbles their marital relationship. I find it much scarier in the second viewing as I have… Continue reading #861 45 Years (2015)