Criterion Project #9: UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (1948)

Unfaithfully Yours Year: 1948 Director: Preston Sturges I have a bold statement to make that needs to be unchained before I can write another word - Unfaithfully Yours just might be the best screenplay ever written. It's a claim I can back-up, but first let's get the plot out of the way: A man dreams … Continue reading Criterion Project #9: UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (1948)

Streaming Bonus – THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (1974)

The Criterion Channel has devoted a substantial amount of their September programming to tales of the Big Apple, titled "New York Stories", in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks that occurred 20 years ago. The collection of 61 films spans from Charlie Chaplin to Noah Baumbach - over 100 years of cinema. It's a staggering amount … Continue reading Streaming Bonus – THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (1974)

Criterion Project #8: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)

The Battle of Algiers Year: 1966 Director: Gillo Pontecorvo When you read a title like The Battle of Algiers you're no doubt picturing a war film along the lines of Paths of Glory or The Thin Red Line. You might think of once-peaceful fields, beaches, and forests setting the stage for the theater of war … Continue reading Criterion Project #8: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)