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Criterion Prediction #89: La Chinoise, by Alexander Miller

17 May

Title: La Chinoise

Year: 1967

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Michel Semeniako, Lex De Bruijn, Omar Diop

Synopsis: A group of leftist students gathers and discusses their Marxist/Socialist ideals, applying them to the recently established Aden Arabie Cell, a Maoist revolutionary group. Around the time of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution, mounting tensions in Vietnam, American imperialism and Brezhnev’s presiding over the Soviet Empire the five members of the Aden Arabie Cell debate the validity of violence and terrorism in their revolutionary cause.

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Criterion Prediction #88: A Matter of Life and Death, by Alexander Miller

10 May

Title: A Matter of Life and Death aka Stairway to Heaven

Year: 1946

Director: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Cast: Kim Hunter, David Niven, Kathleen Byron, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

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Criterion Prediction #87: The Wind, by Alexander Miller

3 May

Title: The Wind

Year: 1928

Director:  Victor Sjöström

Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Dorothy Cumming, Montague Love

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Criterion Prediction #86: The Passenger, by Alexander Miller

26 Apr

Title: The Passenger

Year: 1975

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff

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Criterion Prediction #85: Dersu Uzala, by Alexander Miller

19 Apr

Title: Dersu Uzala

Year: 1975

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Aleksandr Pyatkov, Nikolai Volkov, Svetlana Danilchenko, Dmitri Korshikov

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Criterion Prediction #84: The King of Comedy, by Alexander Miller

12 Apr

Title: The King of Comedy

Year: 1983

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Shelly Hack, Catherine Scorsese

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Criterion Prediction #83: The Piano, by Alexander Miller

5 Apr

Title: The Piano

Year: 1993

Director: Jane Campion

Cast: Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Walker

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Criterion Prediction #82: Dragon Inn, by Alexander Miller

29 Mar

Title: Dragon Inn aka Dragon Gate Inn

Year: 1967

Director: King Hu

Cast: Shih Chun, Pai Ying, Polly Kuan, Miao Tian, Sit Hon, Cho Kin, Go Ming, Got Siu-Bo, Ko Fei, Hsu Feng

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Criterion Prediction #81: The Limey, by Alexander Miller

22 Mar

Title: The Limey

Year: 1999

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman

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Criterion Prediction #80: The 47 Ronin, by Alexander Miller

15 Mar

Title: The 47 Ronin, Parts 1 & 2

Year: 1941

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Cast: Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Daisuke Katô, Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kunitaro Kawarazaki, Seizaburô Kawazu

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