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)

Criterion Project #35: ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)

Enter the Dragon Spine #N/A Year: 1973 Director: Robert Clouse I believe I've reached the first film I ever saw from the Criterion Collection. Certainly not the first Criterion disc I ever watched, but the earliest film that would eventually be released as part of the catalogue. Yes, even before such childhood stalwarts such as … Continue reading Criterion Project #35: ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)

Criterion Project #32: ARMAGEDDON (1998)

Armageddon Spine #40 Year: 1998 Director: Michael Bay I wouldn't normally refer to any movie in the Criterion Collection as an anomaly. The catalogue is incredibly varied and disparate, encompassing a vast range of cultures, genres, and subjects with a dedicated goal - the preservation of film history. And I think that distinction is what … Continue reading Criterion Project #32: ARMAGEDDON (1998)

Criterion Project #31: LONE WOLF AND CUB – SWORD OF VENGEANCE (1972)

Author's note: This article is appearing a day later than scheduled due to life circumstances. I could have posted something last night but I figured it would be best to take a moment to breathe and finish the post today. I fully intend to stick to Monday posts going forward. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword … Continue reading Criterion Project #31: LONE WOLF AND CUB – SWORD OF VENGEANCE (1972)