Comedy · Criterion Collection · Japan

#84 Good Morning

#84 Good Morning 1959 // Japan // Yasujiro Ozu Criterion Collection (LINK) The Delightful Charm of Ozu The first thing that bumps out of my mind while talking about Yasujiro Ozu would be his sweetly melancholic family drama, additionally, it’s also a necessity to mention Tokyo Story (1953) in the same conversation and present it as the epitome of… Continue reading #84 Good Morning

Criterion Collection · Drama · France · Romance

#196 Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

#196 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 // France // Alain Resnais   Criterion Release Date:  14 July 2015 (LINK) Two anonymous bodies, face unseen, caressing each other tenderly with flakes of ashes fallen upon them. A voice of a Japanese man (Eiji Okada) said in French “You saw nothing in Hiroshima. Nothing.” A French woman (Emmanuelle Riva)… Continue reading #196 Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Criterion Collection · Documentary · France · Holocaust · War

#197 Night And Fog (1955)

#197 Night And Fog 1955 // France // Alain Resnais   Criterion Release Date: 19 July 2016 (LINK) The renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum once claimed Alain Resnais’s short documentary Night and Fog as “ the greatest film ever made about the concentration camps… Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 Shoah is so indebted to this film that it… Continue reading #197 Night And Fog (1955)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Italy

#817 Le amiche (1955)

#817 Le amiche 1955 // Italy // Michelangelo Antonioni Criterion Release Date: 7 Jun 2016 (LINK) Watching the fourth feature of Antonioni just reminded me how radical and transformative his later achievement in the 60s on modernistic cinema was. There are glimpses of Antonioni’s detached characteristics on human relationship, vacuous space and architecture, ferocious life of bourgeoisie in… Continue reading #817 Le amiche (1955)

Adaptation · Crime · Drama · Film Noir · United States

#810 In a Lonely Place (1950)

#810 In a Lonely Place 1950 // USA // Nicholas Ray Criterion Release Date: 10 May 2016 (LINK) In a Lonely Place is the sort of film that I watched years ago without realising who, and how important, the director was. It didn’t leave a strong impression in my mind at that time, so it’s… Continue reading #810 In a Lonely Place (1950)

Crime · Drama · Eclipse Series · Film Noir · Japan

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System   The Thick-Walled Room 1956 // Japan // Masaki Kobayashi Originally made in 1953, The Thick-Walled Room, the third feature made by Masaki Kobayashi, was shelved by the studio until 1956, in fear of any taboo subject of war criminals offending the Americans. Kobayashi was offered the chance… Continue reading Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System