Criterion Project #14: ERASERHEAD (1977)

Eraserhead Year: 1977 Director: David Lynch Once again worlds collided. I'm in the home stretch of Halloween viewing for my spooky season project and one of the themes this past week was "Oddballs & Weirdos" which, by any definition, applies to Eraserhead. So I broke my structure, ever so briefly, to kill two birds with … Continue reading Criterion Project #14: ERASERHEAD (1977)

Criterion Project #13: THE BURMESE HARP (1956)

The Burmese Harp Year: 1956 Director: Kon Ichikawa I've been lucky these past two weeks. Both last week's film (The Night of the Hunter) and this film are among my very favorites of all-time and watching them on back-to-back weeks was a delight. This project was designed to spotlight titles I may have forgotten about … Continue reading Criterion Project #13: THE BURMESE HARP (1956)

Criterion Project #12: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

The Night of The Hunter Year: 1955 Director: Charles Laughton Leeeeeeaning....leeeeeeaning....safe and secure from all alaaaaarms. The butter-voiced Robert Mitchum croons this soothing hymn like a wolf in shepherd's visage in Charles Laughton's storied solo directorial effort. A film that I considered amongst my very favorite after just one viewing. And even after many watches, … Continue reading Criterion Project #12: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

Criterion Project #11: PICKPOCKET (1959)

Pickpocket Year: 1959 Director: Robert Bresson Well that was just lovely. I finished watching this film minutes ago and wanted to get some thoughts out right away because, honestly, I don't remember liking Pickpocket the first time through. Granted, it was several years ago when I first watched it, but I was underwhelmed. Or more … Continue reading Criterion Project #11: PICKPOCKET (1959)