Oscar-winning French Comedian and Director Pierre Étaix Dies At 87

Oscar-winning French Comedian and Director Pierre Étaix Dies At 87 Le Monde reports that Pierre Étaix, the Oscar-winning French comedian and filmmaker, has died at the age of 88. He’s best known for his acclaimed short- and feature-length films in the 1960’s, all of ...

Criterion Picks On Fandor: Pierre Étaix

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 ...

The Classic French Film Festival Begins Thursday in St. Louis

My, those Cinema St. Louis guys are tres occupé! Hot off the heels of their Q-Fest (the St. Louis Gay and Lesbian Film Festival), the Classic French Film Festival starts up this week at the same ...

What I Watched, What You Watched #191

In theaters my week included Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's excellent Frances Ha, Iron Man 3 (read my review here) and Star Trek Into Darkness. At home I watched Pierre Etaix's Yoyo, The Suitor and ...

Pierre Etaix pour Quentin Tarantino

Last night I watched Pierre Etaix's Yo Yo and the first thing I thought of was Quentin Tarantino's foot fetish (for more on that click here). Strangely (to me at least), the scene actually is a little ...

'Gangster Squad', 'Pierre Etaix', 'The Impossible' and 'Richard III' On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Pierre Etaix (Criterion Collection) My familiarity with Pierre Etaix is virtually zero. I only just received this brand new collection of the French director's five films a couple of days ago and only ...

New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Jurassic Park 3D,' 'Gangster Squad'

Moviefone's Blu-ray of the Week "Jurassic Park 3D" What's It About? God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs... Dinosaurs eat man. Woman ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: Pierre Etaix

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 23, 2013 Price: 3-Disc DVD $49.95, 2-Disc Blu-ray $59.95 Studio: Criterion Nicole Calfan and Pierre Étaix snuggle in Le Grand Amour. A French master whose comedy ...

Movie Poster of the Week: “The Suitor” and the Films of Pierre Etaix

Above: The Suitor (Pierre Etaix, France, 1962). French double grande poster (63" x 94.5") by André François Film Forum’s retrospective of the films of Pierre Etaix, which starts today, brings ...

At last, Pierre Étaix's classic clowning returns to the big screen

The celebrated 'French Buster Keaton' has finally won his battle over distribution rights to get his films shown again Pierre Étaix is back, by popular demand. Jerry Lewis acclaimed him as a genius ...

38th Telluride Film Festival Announces 2011 Festival Lineup

George Clooney, Pierre Étaix and Tilda Swinton to receive Silver Medallion Awards Over twenty-five new features plus revival programs and unique programming from Guest Director Caetano Veloso will ...

The Daily Notebook's 3rd Writers' Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2010

With 2010 only a week over, it already feels like best-of and top-ten lists have been pouring in for months, and we’re already tired of them: the ranking, the exclusions (and inclusions), the rules ...