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Criterion Prediction #101: Une femme douce, by Alexander Miller

9 Aug

Title: A Gentle Woman / Une Femme Douce

Year: 1969

Director: Robert Bresson

Cast: Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier

Synopsis: A placid pawnbroker reflects on his unlikely relationship with his wife, shortly after she unexpectedly commits suicide.

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Criterion Prediction #100: The Tree of Life, by Alexander Miller

4 Aug

Title: The Tree of Life

Year: 2011

Director: Terrence Malick

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Hunter McCracken, Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Michael Keith

Synopsis: A reflection of life, love, loss, childhood, and parenthood through the eyes of Jack, who after the death of his brother looks back on his upbringing in Texas during the 1950s. Memories of his sometimes-tyrannical father, saintly mother, and his two brothers leads him to ponder the nature of existence and the creation of the world.

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1 Aug

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Criterion Prediction #99: And Life Goes On, by Alexander Miller

27 Jul

Title: And Life Goes On aka Life, And Nothing More

Year: 1992

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Cast: Farhad Kheradmand, Hocine Rifahi, Buba Bayour, Ferhendeh Feydi

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Criterion Prediction #98: Midnight Cowboy, by Alexander Miller

24 Jul

Title: Midnight Cowboy

Year: 1969

Director: John Schlesinger

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, Brenda Vaccaro, John McGiver

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Criterion Prediction #97: Beau Travail, by Alexander Miller

12 Jul

Title: Beau Travail

Year: 1999

Director: Claire Denis

Cast: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Gregoire Colin, Richard Courcet, Nicolas Duvauchelle

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Home Video Hovel: 8 Million Ways to Die, by Alexander Miller

10 Jul

Since home video has undergone the Blu-ray evolution, it has unearthed a handful of neo-noirs and cop movies from the 1980’s; some overlooked, some divisive and others that have aged out of the public perception for one reason or another.

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Criterion Prediction #96: A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, by Alexander Miller

7 Jul

Title: A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Year: 1995

Director: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson

Cast: Martin Scorsese, Gregory Peck, George Lucas, Billy Wilder, John Ford, Nicholas Ray

Synopsis: Martin Scorsese provides an equally personal and academic history of American film, sharing his experiences with the movies that impacted his life as a filmmaker and a genuine lover of the medium. Along the way are interviews and archival footage of famous directors and footage from their work.

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Criterion Prediction #95: Happy Together, by Alexander Miller

29 Jun

Title: Happy Together

Year: 1997

Director: Wong Kar-wai

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Leslie Cheung, Gregory Dayton Shirley Kwan Suk-Yi

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Criterion Prediction #94: Funeral Parade of Roses, by Alexander Miller

21 Jun

Title: Funeral Parade of Roses (Bara no Soretsu)

Year: 1969

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

Cast: Pîtâ, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Osamu Ogasawara,  Emiko Azuma

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