Tribute to France’s star platinum blonde by Richard Mowe

Mireille Darc as Corinne Durand in Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend with Jean Yanne (Roland Durand). Photo: Unifrance The French actress and model Mireille Darc who was one of the beautiful people of the ...

Jacques Audiard’s films ranked from worst to best

Matthew Lee ranks Jacques Audiard’s films from worst to best… To coincide with the release of Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan [read our review here], the winner of last year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes Film ...

Beauty and Romanticism in the Films of Maurice Pialat

Early on in her seminal text, From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, critic Molly Haskell makes dismissive note of the “modern” movie, something that was then purported by many ...

Ingenious Godard Came up with Solution for Greece Debt Crisis: Why Is No One Listening?

Jean-Luc Godard in his youthful days. Jean-Luc Godard solution for the Greek debt crisis: 'Therefore' copyright payments A few years ago, Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, while plugging his ...

We Won’t Grow Old Together | Blu-Ray Review

Even after nearly two decades of short films, documentaries and the success of his 1968 feature debut, L’enfance Nue, director Maurice Pialat’s celebrated sophomore feature, We Won’t Grow Old Together ...

Romance and Randomness, French Style, with ‘We Won’t Grow Old Together’ and ‘Favorites of the Moon’

Most home video releases are mass produced and marketed by faceless conglomerates interested only in separating you from your hard-earned cash. If you look closely though you’ll find smaller labels ...

Stranger By the Lake | Blu-Ray Review

Taking home the Queer Palm and the Un Certain Regard Directing Award after its 2013 Cannes premiere, (not to mention a Cesar for Pierre Deladonchamps for Most Promising Actor), the scintillating ...

Stranger By the Lake | Review

Wet Hot French Summer: Guiraudie’s Bold, Scintillating New Film Idiosyncratic filmmaker Alain Guiraudie is set to take the art house by storm with his bold, unsettling, and provocative new film, ...

Streaming Movies Guide: 'Get Shorty,' ' Resident Evil,' 'The Odd Couple'

These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone ...

Blu-ray Review: Godard's "Weekend" (1967): The Criterion Edition

800x600 Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Godard’S Nightmare Road Trip By Raymond Benson Jean-Luc Godard was the bad boy of the French New Wave. Whereas his ...

Criterion Collection: Weekend | Blu-ray Review

Weekend capped Jean-Luc Godard’s insanely productive year of 1967, and can rightly be considered the director’s Götterdämmerung. Both projects make their respective points with sledgehammer subtlety, ...

DVD Playhouse--November 2012

By Allen Gardner Pier Paolo Pasolini’S Trilogy Of Life (Criterion) Pier Paolo Pasolini was Italy’s last Neo-Realist, a product of post-ww II Europe who was fervently Catholic, openly gay, defiantly ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: Weekend

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012 Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95 Studio: Criterion Weekend, the scathing 1967 comedy-satire film by France’s legendary Jean-Luc Godard (Histoires du ...

Michel Duchaussoy obituary

French actor who played several classic roles on stage and dubbed the voice of Marlon Brando in The Godfather In order to fully appreciate the wide-ranging acting talents of Michel Duchaussoy, who ...

Godard’s Weekend New 35mm Print Opens 11/25 (Nuart-la)

Weekend Jean-Luc Godard 1968 French black comedy with satirical twist, new 35mm print Plays Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2011 at Nuart, Los Angeles Janus Films presents Weekend, opening November 25, 2011, at ...

Landmark’S Nuart Theatre Announces Fall-Winter Schedule

Hey Los Angeles… grab your popcorn, because Landmark Theatres has announced it’s Fall-Winter film calender for the Nuart Theatre. It highlights limited-run films to avid cinephiles in Los Angeles, ...

Gérard Depardieu: film bison

Mammuth star is the honourable descendent of Parisian pugs from Lino Ventura to Vincent Cassel We can all agree that this has been a terrible few weeks for French masculinity – thanks not only to the ...

Claude Chabrol obituary

Prolific French director of films with murder at their heart The film director Claude Chabrol, who has died aged 80, created the first ripple of the French new wave with his first feature, Le Beau ...