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 · Germany · Road Movie

#816 Kings of the Road (1976)

#816 Kings of the Road 1976 // Germany // Wim Wenders   Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) Wim Wenders, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, were my introduction to German cinema, way back to my college years when my interest in world cinema started to grow exponentially. Kings of the Road was the first Wenders’ film… Continue reading #816 Kings of the Road (1976)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#815 Wrong Move (1975)

#815 Wrong Move 1975 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) “At times I stared into space without looking at anything. Then I shut my eyes, and only by the afterimage I realized what had been in front of me”, such soliloquy by the protagonist Wilhelm Meister (Rüdiger Vogler) just… Continue reading #815 Wrong Move (1975)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · Road Movie

#814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

#814 Alice in the Cities 1974 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: 31 May 2016 (LINK) A single mother left her nine-year-old daughter at the hand of a stranger young man, a man whom she just met the day before, and disappeared in New York City with a short notice of instruction. The… Continue reading #814 Alice in the Cities (1974)

Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · Film Noir · Germany

#793 The American Friend (1977)

#793 The American Friend 1977 // Germany // Wim Wenders Criterion Release Date: January 12, 2016 (LINK)   In 2015, two new films by Wim Wenders were screened separately in Hong Kong. One is the tremendously beautiful and absorbing biographical documentary The Salt of the Earth (2014); the other one, Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015),… Continue reading #793 The American Friend (1977)

Drama · Germany · Road Movie · United States

#501 Paris, Texas (1984)

Criterion Challenge #501 Paris, Texas 1984  // Germany, France, United States // Wim Wenders Spine #501 Release: Jan 26, 2010 “Paris.”After more than 20 minutes into the film, “Paris” is the first word we heard coming out from the mouth of the protagonist, the desert wanderer Travis, played by the magnificent character-actor Harry Dean Stanton, with such… Continue reading #501 Paris, Texas (1984)