Exclusive Trailer for Journeys Through French Cinema Continues Bertrand Tavernier’s Adventures in Moviegoing

A central figure in French cinema, Bertrand Tavernier has an encyclopedic knowledge of the craft of filmmaking akin to the likes of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. The sense of history he ...

Bertrand Tavernier Launches New Effort Restoring French Film Scores

Bertrand Tavernier Launches New Effort Restoring French Film Scores Paris — A True Renaissance Man of French cinema, director, historian and film preservationist Bertrand Tavernier can now claim another title – maestro. For the past several months, the filmmaker has ...

Rushes. Cannes Announcements, Choi Eun-hee, Miloš Forman

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSJia Zhangke's Ash is Purest White.Just in case you missed it, the multiple lineups for the various ...

Tuesday Blus: Get into Sacha Guitry with Four Films 1936-1938

Oft compared to British playwright Noel Coward (most likely because he’s the closest composite in the English-speaking hyper-articulate realm), France’s Sacha Guitry rose to cinematic prominence in ...

All of the Films Joining FilmStruck’s Criterion Channel This March

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Rushes. New Trailers, Kyle MacLachlan, "Zama" Interview & Posters

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended Viewinga completely charming trailer for Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady ...

La Poison

La Poison Blu-ray Criterion 1951 / 1:33 / Street Date August 22, 2017 Starring: Michel Simon, Germaine Reuver Cinematography: Jean Bachelet Film Editor: Raymond Lamy Written by Sacha Guitry ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: La poison

The great Michel Simon stars in Sacha Guitry's 1961 black comedy, now available from Criterion!

Criterion Collection: La poison (1951) | Blu-ray Review

Groucho Marx once drolly remarked, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” Such is the state of the cursed union at the center of Sacha Guitry’s 1951 dark ...

David Reviews Sacha Guitry’s La Poison [Criterion Blu-Ray Review]

Watching Sacha Guitry’s Blu-ray debut in the Criterion Collection provokes a bittersweet sensation, on multiple levels. First and foremost, there’s the acerbic theme and humorous treachery of La ...

My Journey Through French Cinema: Personal Canon-Building with Bertrand Tavernier

Names you won’t hear in Bertrand Tavernier’s personal history of French cinema: Abel Gance, Marcel Pagnol, Sacha Guitry, Alain Resnais, Philippe Garrel. Don’t expect to hear about any directors who ...

Marcel Pagnol’s The Marseille Trilogy

No longer out of reach, Marcel Pagnol’s stunning 3-feature saga of love and honor in a French seaport is one of the great movie experiences — and the most emotional workout this viewer has seen in ...

Criterion Collection Announces August 2017 Additions, Including Restored ‘Sid & Nancy’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Meantime’

Criterion Collection Announces August 2017 Additions, Including Restored ‘Sid & Nancy’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Meantime’ Late summer is all about reflection over at The Criterion Collection, as the library is spending August offering up a handful of unsung classics and new look at some longtime favorites. Michael ...

The Best Opening Credit Sequences In Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Opening Credit Sequences In Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be ...

Cummings Pt.4: Career Peak with Tony Award Win, Acclaimed Mary Tyrone

Constance Cummings: Stage and film actress ca. early 1940s. Constance Cummings on stage: From Sacha Guitry to Clifford Odets (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: Flawless 'Blithe Spirit,' ...

Criterion Picks On Fandor: Eight French Films

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus ...

Olivier Assayas Gives Criterion His Top Movies

Olivier Assayas Gives Criterion His Top Movies One of our favorite directors, Olivier Assayas ("Summer Hours," "Clouds of Sils Maria") has a predictably eclectic Top Ten List, detailed at Criterion, which is actually a much longer list than ten. ...

Remembering Cat People Star Simon on 10th Anniversary of Her Death (Fully Revised/Updated Part I)

Simone Simon: Remembering the 'Cat People' and 'La Bête Humaine' star (photo: Simone Simon 'Cat People' publicity) Pert, pretty, pouty, and fiery-tempered Simone Simon – who died at age 94 ten years ...

Quadrille and the Six-Year Itch

Quadrille is frequently viewed as one of Sacha Guitry’s more effervescent films—an accomplishment given the French director’s penchant for cinematic gossamery. But airiness doesn’t necessarily imply ...

Quadrille and the Six-Year Itch

Quadrille is frequently viewed as one of Sacha Guitry’s more effervescent films—an accomplishment given the French director’s penchant for cinematic gossamery. But airiness doesn’t necessarily imply ...

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