Camera-Stylo 2019: The Osmo Pocket

The notion of the camera-stylo, introduced by Alexandre Astruc in 1948, had a very circumscribed meaning: “the cinema will gradually break free from the tyranny of what is visual, from the image for ...

Camera-Stylo 2019: The Osmo Pocket

The notion of the camera-stylo, introduced by Alexandre Astruc in 1948, had a very circumscribed meaning: “the cinema will gradually break free from the tyranny of what is visual, from the image for ...

The Art of the Fugue: "Textes Critiques" Collects Jacques Rivette's Criticism

Jean-Luc Godard quipped that his criticism represented a kind of cinematic terrorism. Serge Daney said his writing taught him not to be afraid to see. The Parisian publishing house Post-Éditions has ...

All These Stories We Simply Can't Understand

Every so often, usually while walking around Toronto on a busy day, I'll be struck by the vividness and accuracy of Agnès Varda's singular portrayal of a day in the life (barely two hours, really, ...

[Venice Review] A Woman’s Life

Misery is constant and humor is fleeting in the world of A Woman’s Life (Une Vie), an emotionally overcast period drama from French filmmaker Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man). Shot in ...

Weekly Rushes. Festival Lineups, King Hu's "Zen," 25 Indie Faces, Fascist Westerns

NEWSPortoThe late summer film festival lineups are starting to be unveiled. Toronto, partially announced, already looks massive (highlights include new films directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jonathan ...

Alexandre Astruc obituary

Film-maker and writer whose theories on cinema influenced Truffaut, Godard and Chabrol The writer and film director Alexandre Astruc, who has died aged 92, personified the gap between theory and ...

Jean Gruault obituary

Award-winning French screenwriter known for his work on Jules and Jim, Paris Belongs to Us and and My American Uncle The French New Wave, which changed notions of how films could be made, gave birth ...

The film critics who turned to filmmaking

From the Pudsey The Dog movie to Joe Cornish and Roger Ebert, what happens when critics make films themselves? Arts critics tend to get a rough time of it in the movies. Even looking at this year's ...

"Adieu au langage" - "Goodbye to Language": A Works Cited

Adieu au langage - Goodbye to Language A Works Cited Introduction From its bluntly political opening (Alfredo Bandelli's 'La caccia alle streghe': "Always united we win, long live the revolution!") ...

Blu-ray Review: Fascinating Satire of ‘Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion’

Elio Petri’s “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion,” winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and Grand Prize at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, has been inducted into the Criterion ...

Criterion Collection: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion | Blu-ray Review

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film in 1970, as well as the Grand Jury and Fipresci Prize Winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Italian auteur Elio Petri’s Investigation Of a Citizen Above ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013 Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95 Studio: Criterion Gian Maria Volonté goes on the record in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. The Oscar-winning ...

Cannes 2011. Mubi's Rankings

Tier ? The Tree of Life (Terence Malick) Tier 1 The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo) No Man’s Land (Victor Trivas ) This Is Not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahasebi & Jafar Panahi) Tier 2 L'apollonide ...

Annie Girardot obituary

Versatile French actor whose work ranged from popular comedy to melodrama Annie Girardot, who has died aged 79 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was an extremely versatile performer whose ...

50 years of Breathless

Jean‑Luc Godard's masterpiece remains a startling example of the French new wave and marked the arrival of one of cinema's most influential directors Two trailers bookend my half-a-century of writing ...