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Alain Resnais

Features

Thursday, August 25 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 8: Jean Renoir to Douglas Sirk

From Jean Renior through Douglas Sirk, there may be some choices that raise an eyebrow. While each of the directors we look at today might not be on every cinephile's list of great directors, they absolutely merit inclusion for their distinct visions and dedication to their craft, some despite their questionable personal lives and politics.


Monday, January 31 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.


Reviews

Sunday, October 21 2012

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet : 2 October 2012 - New York City

In You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet at the New York Film Festival, the 90-year-old French film maker Alain Resnais asks "Will I leave behind something of significance and relevance when I die?"


Thursday, August 5 2010

'Wild Grass' Is Just Weird

It seems no woman can resist Georges, no matter how dangerous she believes him to be.


Wednesday, June 17 2009

Last Year at Marienbad

Resnais speaks of how this film is like a Rorschach test; what it means depends on who watches it.


Thursday, April 24 2008

Last Year at Marienbad

This is the cinematic equivalent of whale bone-enforced corset, silk from the colonies, and the kind of workmanship only extreme class disparity can provide.


Sunday, August 10 2003

Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)

It is darkly ambivalent about the veracity of our memories (both individually and collectively).


Blogs

Wednesday, May 23 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 6 - 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet' + 'Barbara'

Day six brings perhaps the final film from French legend Alain Resnais, whose You Ain’t See Nothin’ Yet has a shot at the big prize. Meanwhile New German Cinema movement director Christian Petzold returns with Barbara.


Thursday, May 17 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 2 - 'Rust & Bone' + 'Mekong Hotel' + 'Paradise: Love'

Cannes coverage continues with reviews of Jacques Audiard hotly tipped Rust & Bone, a short film from Thailand’s sensational Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and the latest from severe Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidel.


Thursday, August 12 2010

'Wild Grass' Gets Lost in the Weeds

It's like watching David Lynch's understudy try to forge a reasonable whodunit out of some pretty Parisian locations. Even worse, Resnais is providing no answers and claiming no responsibility for his incompleteness.


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