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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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Criterion Prediction #93: Velvet Goldmine, by Alexander Miller

15 Jun

Title: Velvet Goldmine

Year: 1998

Director: Todd Haynes

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard

Synopsis: Journalist Arthur Stuart (Bale) is enlisted to investigate the rise and fall of venerated rock idol Brian Slade (Meyers), who faked his assassination ten years prior.

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Criterion Prediction #92: Effi Briest, by Alexander Miller

7 Jun

Title: Effi Briest

Year: 1974

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Ulli Lommel, Wolfgang Schenck, Lilo Pempeit, Herbert Steinmetz

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Criterion Prediction #91: Sherman’s March, by Alexander Miller

31 May

Title: Sherman’s March

Year: 1985

Director: Ross McElwee

Cast: Ross McElwee, Charleen Swansea, DeDe McElwee, Patricia Rendleman, Burt Reynolds

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Criterion Prediction #90: Two by Brian De Palma, by Alexander Miller

24 May

Title: Greetings & Hi, Mom!

Year(s): 1968, 1970

Director: Brian De Palma

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jennifer Salt, Gerrit Graham, Jonathan Warden, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Paul Bartel
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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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