Austin DeRaedt's Favorite Criterions

by Austin DeRaedt

Created 07/13/12

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There's so many films I love. But I had to do this, It's not easy. Here's my top ten. I know it's not the best, but I tried. Actually this isn't in no particular order I love them all!

  • Wes Anderson's amazing film about being an outsider. It's truly my favorite film from him, Bottle Rocket is extremely close to being it. But I love all his films. Excellent cast, settings, music, themes, it's all great.

  • A film that I will always return to, it has everything, it's a masterpiece.

  • It's a hard film to watch, to see Balthazar endure such harsh pain and to be so noble, Au hasard Balthazar shows true spiritual faith in such a harsh world, it's true art, and shows true beauty.

  • Never have I seen such beautifully crafted cinematography displayed out in the outback of Australia. It's such a different film, that it just knocks you off your feet every time you see it.

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo gives definitely such a defining performance! A great film about dealing with one's confrontation with God and their human desire.

  • A film that will always transport you into another world of imagination, with it's nightmarish fairy tale setting (style of German Expressionism), and the incredibly haunting Harry Powell (wonderfully portrayed by Robert Mitchum) singing "Leaning...Leaning". It's a wonderfully scary film.

  • Probably my favorite Kurosawa film, and that says a lot considering all the magnificent films he's made and the vast amount of artists who were majorly inspired by his films. The raw emotion of the people in the situation and the outcome of the whole movie is just so amazing.

  • With Terrence Malick's direction, and how he captures all the emotion of the battles, is truly masterful. It has true spirituality in it with the characters and sees everything in such a heavenly way.

  • My favorite Jean-Luc Godard film, it's such a captivating film about these characters, and the girl (excellently played by the wonderful Anna Karina) who go on these very cool adventures around in France, whether it be dancing, or just running through the Lourve. It's another great fun film.

  • Anna Karina is always a reason to see a film.

  • The sweetest film ever made, and I've only seen it once. But I will be watching this many times over and over again for sure. It's so sad, but just makes you so happy.

  • Brian De Palma is at the top of his game with Blow Out. Carrie and Blow Out are his greatest films. Carrie deserves a Criterion release. But anyways, the movie is brilliant, John Travolta and Nancy Allen carry the film with such power, it's also incredibly shot with this whole thrilling idea about obsession and seeing things that you shouldn't have seen.

  • It's such a dramatic film, the whole movie leads to such a shaking conclusion on yourself as a viewer. It's such a sad film and the whole monologue by Travis is just so emotional, everything hits you to the heart in this film.

  • A perfect horror film, It's haunting, tragic, creepy, and hypnotic. The music score transports you into the chilling story of Eyes Without a Face.

  • The Blob is pure fun. That's all. It's a movie for everyone who enjoys some fun.

  • Back-stabbing cinema at it's finest. There's so much ratty characters in this movie, and there's true emotion underneath it all.

  • Classic Bunuel. It's surreal cinema at it's finest. It's a perfect mixture of surrealism mixed in with characters in society and it's done so artistically.

  • The sequence where The Red Shoes is performed is pretty much a huge impression on anyone, and how it just keeps getting deeper and more real into another world of fantasy is just truly remarkable and true vision of an artist.

  • I think my favorite Fellini. It's beautiful as all of his films.

  • I loved this movie. I definitely need to see more of Max Ophul's films.


  • By Celine-Julie
    July 14, 2012
    05:26 PM

    I absolutely love 1 parts 1 and 2, 2, 3, 5, 6 part 2, 9, and 10 parts 2 and 3. I'll soon see the rest
  • By Austin_B64
    July 16, 2012
    10:31 AM

    A very well-written list!
  • By Austin DeRaedt
    July 16, 2012
    06:21 PM

    Thank you both! :)
  • By ScorpioVelvet
    June 24, 2016
    03:39 PM

    Plenty of amazing favorites I see as well those I still need to see, nicely presented. :)