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)

Criterion Collection · Summary

Summary of Criterion Challenge Phase 01

My “Criterion Challenge Phase 01”  is ended with the acknowledgment of the Letter Never Sent. In order to have a quick look-back before indulging on the next set of films, I’m gonna credit the pictures, including associated casts and crews, with categories of “Best” awards. These are personal choices so feel free to object (or… Continue reading Summary of Criterion Challenge Phase 01

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)