Une Femme Douce review – Bresson's transcendent reflection on marriage

The French director’s 1969 spectacle about the wife of a pawnbroker who kills herself is still difficult, devastating and captivating 50 years on Robert Bresson’s Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman), is ...

The Best Movie Posters of 2017

1. mother!Darren Aronofsky’s divisive nightmare boasted a number of very striking posters this year, including one that blatantly yet beautifully pastiched the iconic Gips/Frankfurt design for ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Czech Poster Art of Bedřich Dlouhý

Above: Bedrich Dlouhy’s 1970 poster for Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1950).Flipping through the website of the incomparable Czech poster store Terry Posters the other day, I came across an artist ...

Warsaw 2014 Review: Gentle, A Polished And Splendidly Acted Adaptation Of Dostoyevsky's Touching Short Story

Le-Van Kiet's Gentle starts with an unexpectedly drastic scene, as if trying to wash away the tranquility so pleasantly accentuated by the film's opening credits and its intriguing title, inspired by ...

The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 4

Above: 1979 Hungarian poster for 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA, 1968); Designer: unknown. When I started the Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr almost two years ago to augment my weekly ...

Movie Poster of the Week: “Une femme douce” and the Posters of Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová

The Czech poster for Robert Bresson’s Une femme douce by Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová is one of my favorite posters of all-time: an extraordinarily arresting, beautifully executed piece of Czech ...

The Best Movie Posters of 2012

It was hard to whittle down my favorite movie posters to a straight top ten this year. There was no absolute stand-out like Chris Ware’s Uncle Boonmee last year, and the majority of film posters ...

The Films Of Robert Bresson: A Retrospective

“We are still coming to terms with Robert Bresson, and the peculiar power and beauty of his films,” Martin Scorsese said in the 2010 book “A Passion For Film,” describing the often overlooked French ...

The Details: Two Mysterious Edits by Robert Bresson

On viewing Au hasard Balthazar (1966) at the Robert Bresson retrospective here in New York I noticed this interesting edit: What's going on here? François Lafarge's miscreant teen Gérard, after ...

The Comedy Stylings of Robert Bresson

Asked by Sight & Sound to name the ten greatest films of all time, Robert Bresson submitted the following, somewhat notorious list: 1. City Lights 2. City Lights 3. The Gold Rush 4. 5. 6. 7. ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Robert Bresson

A tonic for the New Year: for the next two weeks Film Forum is running a near-complete retrospective of the films of Robert Bresson programmed by the Tiff Cinematheque. The posters for Bresson’s films ...

Anthology Film Archives’ Essential Cinema Repertory Collection

First the history, then the list: In 1969, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas decided to open the world’s first museum devoted to film. Of course, a typical ...