Criterion Collection · Documentary · Germany

#569 People on Sunday (1930)

  #569 People on Sunday 1930 // Germany // Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer Criterion Collection (LINK) People on Sunday occupies an unique time and space in cinema history. Produced in 1929 and released one year later at the late silent film era, it marked the near-end Weimar cinema in which the epoch of expressionism was replaced with… Continue reading #569 People on Sunday (1930)

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)

Adaptation · Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · France

#818 La chienne (1931)

#818 La chienne 1931 // France // Jean Renoir Criterion Release Date: 14 Jun 2016 (LINK) La chienne literally means “the bitch”, Jean Renoir first full length feature sound film uses the same sensational title as its source novel by Georges de La Fouchardière. It was remade by Fritz Lang in America as Scarlet Street (1945),… Continue reading #818 La chienne (1931)

Year Best

Year Best: 1930s

1930 The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg // Germany) All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone // USA) L’âge d’or (Luis Buñuel // France) Earth (Aleksandr Dovzhenko // Soviet Union) Morocco (Josef von Sternberg // USA) People on Sunday (Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann, Edgar G. Ulmer // Germany) À propos de Nice (Jean Vigo // France) Under the Roofs… Continue reading Year Best: 1930s

Criterion Collection · Drama · France · War

#1: La Grande Illusion (1937)

Criterion Challenge #1 La Grande Illusion 1937 // France Spine #1 (Out-of-print) Release: Nov 23, 1999 So here we go, the very first spine number of the Criterion Collection DVD, and the start of my Criterion Challenge: collecting and reviewing every Criterion titles, probably every Criterion die-hard fans may get their hands on doing it one… Continue reading #1: La Grande Illusion (1937)