Criterion Project #46: SISTERS OF THE GION (1936)

Author's note: Apologies for my unscheduled absence last week. Life became hectic and the prospect of skipping this column eased my stress just enough for me to make the ruling. It proved to be a good decision, even though I subconsciously hated missing out on the post. Nonetheless, I'm back this week and plan to … Continue reading Criterion Project #46: SISTERS OF THE GION (1936)

Criterion Project #45: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964)

A Hard Day's Night Spine #711 Year: 1964 Director: Richard Lester There's a chance I've made a similar proclamation before in this very space, but here goes - A Hard Day's Night is easily my most watched film in the Criterion catalogue. I'm sure Enter the Dragon, The Princess Bride, Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast … Continue reading Criterion Project #45: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964)

Criterion Project #40: DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)

Dazed and Confused Spine #336 Year: 1993 Director: Richard Linklater After the hectic week I had, the chilled out '70s party vibes of this week's title was exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm so happy to be stepping into Linklater's filmography, which is brimming with almost documentary-like time capsules of human existence. I feel like … Continue reading Criterion Project #40: DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)

Criterion Project #39: SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

Author's note: I happen to be on vacation visiting family this week so this likely will be short and sweet. Some Like it Hot Spine #950 Year: 1959 Director: Billy Wilder My first thought after finishing this film is how tangentially connected Some Like it Hot and The Apartment are. The two Billy Wilder films … Continue reading Criterion Project #39: SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

Criterion Project #37: CAT PEOPLE (1942)

Cat People Spine #833 Year: 1942 Director: Jacques Tourneur After last week's article on Tokyo Story, I find myself writing about another film with a minimalist narrative yet rife with thematic material. I'd seen Cat People a couple years ago and, I'll admit, I was left partially underwhelmed. It just didn't have enough for me. … Continue reading Criterion Project #37: CAT PEOPLE (1942)