Criterion Films I've Seen

by Trekkie1999

Created 12/08/17

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I'd like to watch at least 100, so I figured I ought to keep track of my progress here. I will also be adding comments and reviews on some.

  • This one is fantastic! I love that this film was able to permeate into pop culture. A fascinating look at society and interaction between people of different classes.

  • To be totally honest, this is not my favorite. Don't get me wrong, Hannibal Lecter is endlessly fascinating, but I felt like the rest of the movie wasn't as good as the parts Lecter was featured in. I feel like Lecter's presence is the reason this film was so successful, which reflects highly on the actor but not so much on the film itself.

  • This film reminds me of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. Both stories tell of a housewife who suddenly realizes a dissatisfaction with the world and feels the need to leave everything behind. Of course, this road is a long one and takes many months. While Chopin's work ends in suicide, the viewer can't help but feel that Carol has a chance to live. In reality, this is not very likely because Carol isn't actually running away from anything. She's just putting things on hold, so she won't actually succeed in running away from her drab life.

  • What is real? What is hallucination? What did I just watch? Videodrome is confusing but in a good way that comments on the reality of reality and the reality of television. A must-watch, especially considering the role violent and pornographic videos in the lives of kids.

  • DO NOT EAT WHILE WATCHING THIS FILM. I'm not easily disturbed, but this one was very unsettling. The use of sound was very deliberate and incredibly well-done.

  • This movie was just what I needed for finals. That last scene killed me!

  • Holy shit. You gotta watch the Documentary Now version of this movie after watching.

  • ...This is the greatest movie I've ever seen. I almost got a noise complaint from screaming at my laptop.

  • If William Faulkner had made a movie, it would be this one. The story of a mother and daughter who live their life in a combination of squalor, misery, and strange contentment. While little Edie searches to leave her mother, she seems paralyzed and is unable to move on from Grey Gardens. This is also evident in how much they argue over silly things that took place tears ago. Really really good film! Also, watch the documentary now parody!

  • Meh. I had higher hopes for this one.

  • On a technical side, this movie is gorgeous. The camera work is beautiful and the effects are pretty good for their time. However, the plot fell short and the lead actress had only like two expressions (completly lost and utterly AFRIAD). This one wasn't for me.

  • I loved this film! I did not at all expect it to turn out the way it did. HOLY crap

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  • I watched this movie for my Russian Cinema class. HOly shit, it's good.

  • Another one I had to watch. Not my favorite, but a classic.

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