Archive for tag 'criterion'

  • Constantine

    Yes, this is a run of the mill 90’s anti-hero, with mild The Exorcist flavour. But I still love it.

  • Contagion

    The index film for the COVID-19 generation. Wicked sick.

  • Network

    Mentally unstable news anchor talks smack on live TV. Self-Destructing behaviour ensues. Released in 1976. Damn.

  • The Lighthouse

    Landlubber Ephraim Winslow and old sea wolf Thomas Wake heave their belongings to the rock, eagerly waitin’ for the two fortnights of their shift. Two man in, how many men out? The sea. Sums. Dichotomy between good and evil.

  • Até Que o Porno nos Separe

    A crazy premise leads to a massive tear jerker. Nuts! No cockups here, I was unable to maintain a stiff upper lip.

  • Capharnaüm

    Really puts a human face into the so called “economic migrants” we hear so much about. If this can’t shift policy, nothing can.

  • Sicario

    Simplicity is when you remove all unnecessary features, you get this. A film that’s all meat, no fat.

  • Twelve Angry Men

    How come this is so well regarded? It’s nothing more than white dudes talking.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    • “Witness me! I am awaited in Valhalla!”
    • “MEDIOCRE!!!”
    • Faceless Immortan Joe is nasty!
    • Furiosa is pretty calm, considering her name. Max Max is also sane.
  • District 9

    Wikus is the real everyman. A dumb bureaucrat who keeps fucking up.

  • The International

    I have seen this several times now over the years, and it never fails to impress, even when you know the twists. Bourne with much less action and more evilness.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Not so special K. A worthwhile sequel to a classic.

  • Dark City

    A companion piece to The Matrix, but with a noir aesthetic. Sleeep!

  • Akira

    Damn radical. Part of the holy trinity of classical anime: this, Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop.

  • The Fifth Element

    A supreme being. Perfect.

  • Princess Mononoke

    A gripping tale of a feral ecoterrorist raised by wolves that discover what you hu-mans call “emotions”.

  • Mad Max 2

    After 3 or 4 views, you can see the speed up scenes, but it’s still very suspenseful to see the last chase scene (and the rest of the film too).

  • King Kong

    I re-watched King Kong today and it’s still as impressive as the first time.

  • Police Story 3: Super Cop

    This is just amazing. Should really be called Secret Service Story.