Why Jeanne Moreau’s Death Represents the Decline of French Film in America

Iconic actress Jeanne Moreau’s death this week at 89 received muted American coverage, with remembrances that hardly captured Moreau’s essential presence and influence in world cinema. Overshadowed by ...

Why Jeanne Moreau Was One of the Greatest French Actresses of All-Time

Why Jeanne Moreau Was One of the Greatest French Actresses of All-Time Jeanne Moreau was to French cinema as Manet’s “Olympia” was to French painting — the personification of the gait, glance, and gesture of modern life. Her darting brown eyes and enigmatic moue were the ...

Rip Jeanne Moreau, Great Lady of French Cinema

French actor and filmmaker Jeanne Moreau, known for films such as Jules and Jim, The Trial, The Bride Wore Black, La Femme Nikita, died today at her home in Paris, at the age of 89, according to her ...

French Film Icon Jeanne Moreau Passes Away at 89

Iconic French movie actor Jeanne Moreau, whose filmography includes Jules et Jim and The Lovers, passes away at the age of 89.

Jeanne Moreau, French New Wave Icon, Dead at 89

Jeanne Moreau, a legend of French cinema and one of the French New Wave's leading actresses with roles in Jules & Jim and Elevator to the Gallows, died this weekend at the age of 89. French ...

Newswire: R.I.P. Jeanne Moreau, French cinema legend

Jeanne Moreau, the French actress who starred in such films as Jules And Jim and Diary Of A Chambermaid and whose independence, sensuality, and vitality embodied the spirit of the French New Wave, has ...

Jeanne Moreau obituary

Queen of the French New Wave who combined sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and ...

Criterion Reflections – Short Films of 1968

Last night, at the end of a busy week at work when I was just in the mood to hang out at home and unwind a little, I decided that it was a good time for me to wrap up my viewing of Criterion ’68 by ...

Secret Movies: Theodore Roszak’S Flicker

[caption id="attachment_24623" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Edgar G. Ulmer/caption] Seeing Edgar G. Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934) again recently, my appetite was whetted to re-read Theodore ...

New on Video: ‘Jules and Jim’

Jules and Jim Directed by François Truffaut Written by François Truffaut and Jean Gruault France, 1962 In François Truffaut’s debut feature, The 400 Blows, widely seen as the flagship production ...

Woman Mostly Left Out: Efa's Male-Oriented Lifetime Achievement Award Track Record

European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Judi Dench are the only three female recipients to date (photo: European movies’ Lifetime Achievement Award-less ...

Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated

Riffing on Terek Puckett’s terrific list of director/actor collaborations, I wanted to look at some of those equally impressive leading ladies who served as muses for their directors. I strived to ...

The Essentials: 5 Great Louis Malle Films On The Director's 80th Birthday

Driven by a fierce intellectual curiosity that would find the filmmaker hungrily roving from subject to subject, both in the narrative sense and the journalistic one (he shot around ten documentaries ...

Movie Poster of the Week: François Truffaut’s “The 400 Blows”

If François Truffaut hadn’t been taken from us in 1984, at the age of 52, he would have turned 80 last Monday. At one point he had said that his goal was to make thirty films and then retire to write ...

Blu-Ray Review: Louis Malle’s ‘Zazie Dans Le Metro,’ ‘Black Moon’

Chicago – The Criterion Collection recently inducted two of beloved French filmmaker Louis Malle’s most surreal works, a great double feature given their thematic commonalities and the chance to view ...

What’s All The Hulu-baloo About? This Week In Criterion’s Hulu Channel

Didn’t I just write one of these a week ago? Of course I did, because this is your destination for the best coverage of all the new titles Criterion puts up on their Hulu Plus page, and this week is ...

A Journey Through The Eclipse Series: Louis Malle’s Vive Le Tour

As soon as they see a bike, they can’t quit, and off they go. Another annual running of the Tour de France just began last weekend, and the timing couldn’t be better for the nation that hosts the ...

Viva Jeanne!

Jose here to remind you that the magnificent Jeanne Moreau turns 82 today. Go and celebrate by watching Elevator to the Gallows, Diary of a Chambermaid, The Lovers, Querelle, The Bride Wore Black, ...

DVD Review: Criterion Collection Invites You to ‘My Dinner With Andre’

Chicago – I have to admit to having more respect for “My Dinner With Andre” than getting actual enjoyment from the talkative film itself. I understand the praise and awards that the film won and can ...