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

The Battle of Algiers Spine# 249 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 … Continue reading Criterion Project #8: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)

Criterion Project #3: TRAFFIC (2000)

The Criterion project rolls along with Steven Soderbergh's sobering, star-studded Academy Award winning drug saga, Traffic. Traffic Year: 2000 Director: Steven Soderbergh A brief synopsis from Google: A look at America's war on drugs through several interconnected stories: Ohio's Supreme Court judge is appointed as the nation's Drug Tsar, unaware that his own daughter is … Continue reading Criterion Project #3: TRAFFIC (2000)

Criterion Project #1: TOKYO DRIFTER (1966)

Film: Tokyo Drifter Year: 1966 Director: Seijun Suzuki Well this project is kicking off with a literal bang! The lucky winner of the grand randomization is the slick, Japanese New Wave gem, Tokyo Drifter. This was a pleasing experience to kick things off. I remember watching Seijun Suzuki's Tokyo Drifter back around the time I … Continue reading Criterion Project #1: TOKYO DRIFTER (1966)