The Criterion Challenge

Here is the list of the challenge prompts and my choices for each one.

Light Blue = Watched

Dark Blue = Link to Review

1. Movie From the Year you were Born:

Blue Velvet (1986) – 2.5/5

2. Movie From the 1920’s:

The Circus (1928) – 4/5

3. Movie From the 1930’s:

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

4. Movie From the 1940’s:

The Uninvited (1944)

5. Movie From the 1950’s:

The Seventh Seal (1957)

6. Movie From the 1960’s:

Easy Rider (1969)

7. Movie From the 1970’s:

Enter the Dragon (1973)

8. Movie From the 1980’s:

Brazil (1985)

9. Movie From the 1990’s:

Chungking Express (1994)

10. Movie From the 2000’s:

Yi Yi (2000)

11. Movie From the 2010’s:

Uncut Gems (2019) – 1.5/5

12. Genre: War:

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

13. Genre: Science Fiction:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

14. Genre: Musical/Music-Themed:

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

15. Director’s Work you Haven’t Seen – Bergman:

Fanny and Alexander (1982)

16. Directed by Chantal Akerman:

Les Rendez-vous d’Anna/The Meetings of Anna (1978)

17. Directed by R.W. Fassbinder:

World on a Wire (1973)

18. Directed by Wong Kar-Wai:

2046 (2004)

19. Directed by Claire Denis:

Let Sunshine In (2017)

20. Isabel Sandoval’s Top Ten:

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) – 3.5/5

21. Bill Hader’s Top Ten:

Mona Lisa (1986) – 4/5

22. Ana Lily Amirpour’s Top Ten:

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – 4.5/5

23. Richard Linklater’s Top Ten:

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) – 3.5/5

24. Made in the USA:

Days of Heaven (1978)

25. Made in Poland:

Cold War (2018)

26. Made in Iran:

Close-Up (1990)

27. Made in Mexico:

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

28. Made in Senegal:

Touki Bouki (1973)

29. Film that has an ‘Out-of-Print’ Physical Print:

Dead Ringers (1988)

30. Film From ‘America Lost & Found: BBS Story’:

The Last Picture Show (1971)

31. Spine #1-100:

Do the Right Thing (1989)

32. Spine #500-600:

Three Colors: Blue (1993)

33. Cannes Film Fest:

Sex, Lies, and Videotapes (1989) – 3.5/5

34. Midnight Madness: Cult Classic:

House (1977) – 5/5

35. Coming of Age:

The Ice Storm (1997)

36. Stage to Screen:

One Night in Miami (2020)

37. Out at Criterion: LGBTQ+:

My Own Private Idaho (1991

38. Summer Travels List:

A Room With a View (1985)

39. Hollywood Classics:

Body Heat (1981) – 3.5/5

40. Animation Before the 2000’s:

The Last Unicorn (1982)

41. Starring Catherine Deneuve:

Belle de Jour (1967) – 3.5/5

42. Starring Anna Karina:

Band of Outsiders (1964) – 1.5/5

43. Starring Jenna Moreau:

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) – 3.5/5

44. Paul Dano’s Closet Picks:

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

45. Hawke/Sherman’s Closet Picks:

Before Sunset (2004)

46. Michael K. Williams’ Closet Picks:

Dazed & Confused (1993)

47. Sean Baker’s CP:

Repo Man (1984)

48. Amy Heckerling’s CP:

8 1/2 (1963)

49. Agnes Varda’s CP:

Taste of Cherry (1997) – 2/5

50. Random # Generator: 778:

A Special Day (1977)

51. Film in Essential Arts House Box Sets:

Beauty & the Beast (1946) – 4/5

52. Any Criterion Film on your Watchlist:

Deep Cover (1992)