Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United States

#13 The Silence of the Lamb (1991)

#13 The Silence of the Lamb 1991 // USA // Jonathan Demme Criterion Collection (LINK) The Silence of the Lamb is a psychological thriller, a police procedural, a serial killer horror, and above all, a feminist film. Yes Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) stole the show, but the heart and soul lies within Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a FBI rookie… Continue reading #13 The Silence of the Lamb (1991)

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)

Criterion Collection · Cuba · Documentary · Music

#866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

#866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999) 1999 // US, Cuba, France, Germany, UK // Wim Wenders Criterion Collection (LINK) I like listening to music, most of the time they are pop songs, seldom would I have the initiation to explore the different kinds music or their origins, so I’m definitely not a musical guy. It’s a… Continue reading #866 Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Romance · United States

#857 Before Sunrise (1995)

#860 Before Sunrise 1995 // USA // Richard Linklater Criterion Collection (LINK) Have you seen Before Sunrise? I’m sure you’ve heard of it at least. You know it’s the “small” indie film directed by Richard Linklater in 1995, telling a brief encounter type of love story in Vienna. Sounds too familiar and unoriginal? It could be ostensibly conventional… Continue reading #857 Before Sunrise (1995)

Adaptation · Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Drama · United States

#812 The Player (1992)

#812 The Player 1992 // USA // Robert Altman Criterion Release Date: 24 May 2016 (LINK) Film industry is, first and foremost, a bloody business. After all, Hollywood is the battleground, the killing field. There are winners, and there are losers. Sometimes the loss could be as deadly as Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate (1980), one… Continue reading #812 The Player (1992)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Taiwan

#804 A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

#804 A Brighter Summer Day 1991 // Taiwan // Edward Yang Criterion Collection (LINK) A Brighter Summer Day “traumatized” me years ago, even with the hazy video quality from the YouTube, I was immediately transfixed and the four hours running time just flew by, leaving a sense of emptiness and loneliness, agony as well as… Continue reading #804 A Brighter Summer Day (1991)