David collaborates with blogger and Criterion fan Aaron West in this review of Oshima’s pivotal film from 1966.
Follow along with David Blakeslee as he continues his weekly trek, bringing into the spotlight one film from Criterion’s Eclipse Series of “lost, forgotten or overshadowed classics.” His goal is to give each of these intriguing titles the respect and individual attention they deserve. Join him for a side trip off of cinema’s well-beaten track.
David concludes his exploration of the Late Ray box set from Eclipse.
David continues his exploration of the new Late Ray Eclipse Series set.
David begins his exploration of the new Late Ray set from Eclipse.
Part 2 of a New Year’s Weekend double feature covering the Eclipse Series films of 1964.
Part 1 of a New Year’s Weekend double feature covering the Eclipse Series films of 1964.
Concluding my coverage of the Early Fassbinder Eclipse box.
It’s like Band of Outsiders, if you drain off the cute and replace it with a double shot of cranky.
Fassbinder’s third feature film is a moody, acerbic and strangely luminous reworking of noir archetypes.
Every bit as cheesy and adorable as any old-school kaiju fan could ask for.
My second review of films from the new Early Fassbinder Eclipse release.
Beginning my coverage of the Early Fassbinder Eclipse box.
Kurosawa’s first samurai saga is perhaps the least known of all his films, but also among the most accessible and entertaining.
This modest and overlooked silent film from 1933 exposed significant cultural rifts that would reverberate through Japan for the next several decades.
Mizoguchi’s penultimate film of the 1940s captures postwar Japan at a fragile tipping point, setting the stage for his triumphs of the 1950s such as The Life of Oharu – coming soon to the Criterion Collection.
Lessons in love from the greatest balcony climber of them all.