The list author says: "Here's some Criterion films I've seen and some of my thoughts on them, because I'm just that bored. The "mini-reviews" are not very descriptive I realize, but with a 400 character max...It's hard to really explain my love for a movie. If I say it's a "masterpiece," I assure you I know why and am not just throwing out words."
"Probably the most controversial title in the collection. Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Salo" is not as horrific as it's made out to be but it's an important film that will remain in your memory long after it has ended."
"Out-of-print for some time now; "Blood for Dracula" is an ultra-campy horror film produced by Andy Warhol. Despite how "bad" it is, it's actually quite memorable and worth watching. Definitely in the "so bad, it's good" category."
"Soon to be out of print, Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" is a sci-fi masterpiece that needs to be seen more than once to fully absorb. This is real science-fiction although it may not seem to be. It's the work of a true genius."
"The first part of Jean Cocteau's "Orpheus" trilogy, which will also soon be OOP. This is a surrealist masterpiece. It's a bizarre, entertaining movie that is very much a piece of art. Can't wait to see the other two films."
"Criterion's edition of this film is great, featuring the original 1976 cut and the 1978 director's cut. This is a love-it or hate-it film, but I urge you to seek it out. The director's cut of the film is an unsung masterpiece."
"I can't wait to pick up the new Criterion edition of Nicolas Roeg's "Walkabout." This is one of the greatest films I've ever seen and it's sad that Roeg's career began to fade in the years following it (although he did manage to make several other terrific films)."
"Modern cinema doesn't get much better than "La Haine." This is a film that one could show to people who hate both foreign films and black & white films that would quickly change their minds. This is a terrific film and one of the more entertaining films from Criterion."
""Europa" is a memorable cinematic experience and has beautiful photography, but director Lars von Trier puts style over substance in this film. "Europa" is a slow-ride, with beautiful imagery...Although I will re-visit it one day."
"One of the most beautiful films ever made. Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" is about an angel who simply walks, unseen, among the living...Cinematography doesn't get much more beautiful than this. Even if you can't handle the slow-moving story, you'll be enraptured by the photography."
"One of the strongest documentaries I've ever seen and the film that made me a Rolling Stones fan. The Maysles Brothers intended to make a documentary about the Stones' tour, but ended up with something much darker...And it may be the best rock & roll film ever made."
"One of Roman Polanski's first films is a masterpiece of character. There's not much plot to speak of, but the three character's draw you in and the suspense and tension becomes so thick...One could cut it with a knife. Now, if Criterion would release it's sort-of counterpart "Cul-de-Sac.""