Criterion Collection · Drama · History · United States

#320 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

#320 Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 // USA // John Ford Criterion Collection (LINK) It’s apparent the recent release of Criterion catalogue has a political agenda, the high-school political satire in Election (1999), and the self (narcissistic) portrait of the Ugandan dictator in General Idi Amin Dada (1974), both highlights year 2017 as the beginning of the… Continue reading #320 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Black Comedy · Comedy · Criterion Collection · United States

#904 Election (1999)

#904 Election 1999 // USA // Alexander Payne Criterion Collection (LINK) It’s an incredible fun to watch Election, a political satire that highlights eloquently and hilariously the absurdities in unethical politics and immoral personal issues; yet it’s extremely sorrowful that Election is also a recount as well as a presage of the political landscape in a… Continue reading #904 Election (1999)

Adaptation · Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United States

#901 The Philadelphia Story (1940)

#901 The Philadelphia Story 1940 // USA // George Cukor Criterion Collection (LINK) I like old Hollywood classics, especially screwball comedy with impeccable dialogue written by a self-aware cleverness, which is no longer, or rarely, detectable in contemporary films (the most recent exception is perhaps The Big Sick). But from time to time, I watched one… Continue reading #901 The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Sci-Fi · United States

6/10/2017 (Blade Runner 2049)

Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017) – Letterboxd I absolutely love the 1982 Blade Runner (the final cut version) and I’m completely satisfied with what the filmmakers bring, both new and nostalgic, to the sequel; 2049 definitely lives up to the reputation of its predecessor, it imbues the right atmosphere, oppressed, decadent and grimy; The… Continue reading 6/10/2017 (Blade Runner 2049)

Crime · Diary · Drama · United States

1/10/2017

What I’ve been watching Theatrical Release:  Good Time (Dir: Ben Safdie, Josh Safdie) overall an admirable film, infused with electrifying score and captivating neon cinematography, even though I find the profound use of close-up is very frustrating half of the time; my major problem is how the plot unfolds, the aim of Robert Pattinson’s character… Continue reading 1/10/2017

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United States

#135 Rebecca (1940)

#135 Rebecca 1940 // USA // Alfred Hitchcock Criterion Collection (LINK) Rebecca is a collaborative product out of disparities, from its gossipy production history to its dichotomous themes and motifs, there’re compositions between two opposing variants to be evaluated. First and foremost, we have the British newcomer Alfred Hitchcock who had already gained his reputation… Continue reading #135 Rebecca (1940)

Adaptation · Comedy · Criterion Collection · Thriller · United States

#163 Hopscotch (1980)

#163 Hopscotch 1980 // USA // Ronald Neame Criterion Collection (LINK) Hopscotch is the parody of espionage film, the comic essence of the ugly reality of the intelligence agency of the so-called “global police,” and above all a political satire that is as relevant today as it had been forty years ago. Still the most important part… Continue reading #163 Hopscotch (1980)