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Criterion Collection – Week 16, 17 & 18

May 12, 2009

Yet another momentary lapse on the blogging front. All it means is more Criterion DVDs to list and further films to add to my ever growing “to watch” pile. *shudder*. So here we have: serial killers and arty-porn, cocrophilia and cosmonauts & talky-indies and backwards aging. Hell of a mixed bag. Week 16: Man Bites […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 15

April 22, 2009

Week number fifteen of the Criterion Challenge brings La Jetée/Sans Soleil (La Jetée being the basis upon which Terry Gilliam made 12 Monkeys) and Schizopolis, one of Soderbergh’s experimental movies he used to do before he decided to get lazy Below is an embedded video of La Jetée in it’s entirety. Do give it a […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 14

April 13, 2009

Week 14 is an all-out French new-wave extravaganza! Having watched Pierrot Le Fou over the Easter weekend, my love for the nouvelle vague has been rekindled. Masculin Féminin (1966 Dir. Jean-Luc Godard): Jules and Jim (1962 Dir. François Truffaut): Previously on The Criterion Collection: Click here On a Criterion related note: The Curious Case of […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 11, 12 & 13

April 10, 2009

Wow….Three weeks without an update! An update of ANY kind! I’ve been up to my neck like Toulouse Lautrec. There’s actually far too much stuff to catch up on but I’ll try my best to make all the necessary postings here over the next few days. First up, here are the SIX installments that make […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 10

March 19, 2009

Not even an alcohol fuelled long-weekend, capped by the mother of all boozing days could stop the Criterion train a-runnin’!!! … Truth be told, I almost forgot about it this week. The choices aren’t running thin just yet but the backlog of DVDs on my shelf is getting more and more worrying. Anyways, I’ve gone […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 9

March 9, 2009

Another week, another two Criterion discs… I’ve somehow managed to last nine weeks without dipping back into Kurosawa’s catalogue but Ikiru is one that I’ve wanted to get for a while. Over the years I had gotten some other Kurosawa films, but mostly the more obvious ones (Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, Sanjuro). Ikiru (1952 Dir. […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 8

March 2, 2009

Last week, I had mentioned my intentions of getting a Soderbergh double-bill but I’ve decided to postpone that for a later date. Up this week are Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” and Fritz Lang’s “M”. Both classics of the 30’s. 8 weeks in and there’s no sign of this slowing down. I have a strange feeling […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 7

February 24, 2009

14 DVDs and 7 weeks into my Criterion spree and there’s still a hell of a lot of choice! This could conceivably go on for a very long time before I’m left with double-dips and bad films. AND I’ve only just discovered Criterion’s Eclipse Series which has Kurosawa’s The Idiot as part of a boxset! […]

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Criterion Collection – Week 6

February 16, 2009

8 1/2 (1963 Dir. Federico Fellini): Withnail and I (1986 Dir. Bruce Robinson): Previously on Criterion Collection: Week 1: The Third Man / Breathless Week 2: Videodrome / The Ice Storm Week 3: Short Cuts / Pierrot Le Fou Week 4: The 400 Blows / La Haine Week 5: The Vanishing / Tokyo Story

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Criterion Collection – Week 5

February 10, 2009

Trying my best to keep the Criterion Collection purchases going in a bid to fill the gaps in my collection. Received a few in the post in the last week so look out for a few words on The Third Man soon enough. The Vanishing (1988 Dir. George Sluizer): Tokyo Story (1953 Dir. Yasujiro Ozu): […]