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15 Movies That should be Part of the criterion collection

by wizdom
15 Movies That should be Part of the criterion collection by wizdom
In no discernible order…Here we go 1.One False Move dir. Carl Franklin. Initial Release Oct.1991 “Here is a crime movie that lifts you up and carries you along in an ominously rising tide of tension, building to an emotional payoff of amazing power. On the very short list of great movies about violent criminals, “One False Move” deserves a place of honor” Roger Ebert May 8, 1992 2. A History of Violence dir. David Croneberg. Initial Release Sep. 23, 2005 3. Freaks (1932) dir. Tod Browning. Initial Release Feb. 20, 1932 4. SCREAM dir. Wes Craven. Initial Release Dec. 20, 1996 5. There Will Be Blood dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. … Read more

In no discernible order…Here we go

1.One False Move
dir. Carl Franklin. Initial Release Oct.1991
“Here is a crime movie that lifts you up and carries you along in an ominously rising tide of tension, building to an emotional payoff of amazing power. On the very short list of great movies about violent criminals, “One False Move” deserves a place of honor” Roger Ebert May 8, 1992

2. A History of Violence
dir. David Croneberg. Initial Release Sep. 23, 2005

3. Freaks (1932)
dir. Tod Browning. Initial Release Feb. 20, 1932

4. SCREAM
dir. Wes Craven. Initial Release Dec. 20, 1996

5. There Will Be Blood
dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. Initial Release Dec. 26, 2007
“Watching the movie is like viewing a natural disaster that you cannot turn away from. By that I do not mean that the movie is bad, any more than it is good. It is a force beyond categories.” Roger Ebert Jan. 03 2008

6. KIDS
dir. Larry Clark. Initial Release July 28, 1995
“Cautionary tales aren’t new. What sets Kids apart as daringly original, touching and alive is its authenticity.”
Peter Travers Rolling Stone July 28 1995

7. To Kill A Mockingbird
dir. Robert Mulligan. Initial Release Dec. 25, 1962 (movie) July 11, 1960 (book)

8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
dir. Sam Peckinpah. Initial Release Aug. 14, 1974

9. Girlfight
dir. Karyn Kusama. Initial Release Sep 29, 2000
“Rodriguez is so surely, so naturally the gravitational center of this small, well-fought coming-of-age story that her focus and seriousness make the drama look bigger than it might otherwise have been.”
Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Oct. 06, 2000

10. Chico & Rita
dir. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando. Initial Release Nov. 11, 2011(USA)

11. West Side Story
dir. Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. Initial Release Oct. 18, 1961
In 2007, West Side Story was ranked 51st on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies-10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films. The film was also ranked 3rd on AFI’s 100 Greatest Love Stories, 2nd on AFI’s Twenty-five Top Musicals, and the songs “Somewhere,” “America” and " Tonight" were ranked 20th, 35th and 59th, respectively, of AFI’s 100 Top Movie Songs of All Time. (AFI.com)

12. Maria Full of Grace
dir. Joshua Marston. Initial Release Jul. 16, 2004 (Limited) Aug. 06, 2004

13. City of God (Cidade De Deus)
dir. Fernando Meirelles. Initial Release Feb. 13, 2004

14. Children of Men
dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Initial Release Dec 25, 2006
“Often I fear it will all come to this, that the rule of law and the rights of men will be destroyed by sectarian mischief and nationalistic recklessness. Are we living in the last good times?” Roger Ebert Oct. 04, 2007

15. BOUND
dir. Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski. Initial Release Oct. 04, 1996

Bonus: The Motorcycle Diaries
dir. Walter Salles. Initial Release Sep 24, 2004

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