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)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Independent Films · United States

#401 Night on Earth (1991)

Criterion Challenge #401 Night on Earth 1991 // United States // Jim Jarmusch Spine #401 Release: Sep 4, 2007 Criterion Collection is the colossal polymerization of, yet not limited to, the art house cinema. It’s like a treasure box you never know what’s gonna be inside, sometimes you find a gem, any other times, it could be… Continue reading #401 Night on Earth (1991)

Biography · Criterion Collection · Drama · New Zealand

#301: An Angel At My Table (1990)

Criterion Challenge #301 An Angel At My Table 1990 // New Zealand Spine #301 Release: Sep 20, 2005 In the latest issue of Sight and Sound magazine, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE was selected as one of the “100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women”. Claire Denis, one of the most prominent female filmmakers working today,… Continue reading #301: An Angel At My Table (1990)