[Criterion] “The Gold Rush” (1925)/”This Is Spinal Tap” (1984)

Charles Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” (1925, Criterion Collection #615) gave us the famous roll dance (so popular, legend has it, that it was shown a second time immediately after it happened at the film’s Berlin premiere), one of many memorable scenes of silent comedy in this very entertaining movie. Watching it on the big screen […]

[Criterion] “Fa yeung nin wa” (2000)/”Les quatre cents coups” (1959)

… also known as “In The Mood for Love” and “The 400 Blows.” I said I wanted to go by order of the Criterion Collection spine numbers for watching the films on Netflix, but the much smarter thing to do is watch the ones that are about to expire from the service, first. So next […]

[Criterion] Introducing the Project/”The Lady Vanishes” (1938)

After watching Nagisa Ôshima’s “In the Realm of the Senses” on Hulu last month (it was available outside of Hulu Plus for a short time), I started to look for other titles from the Criterion Collection online. I watch and have watched a lot of movies, but I know that there are still a lot of […]