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Blogs // 4 Articles
Les Durs and the Anatomy of the (French) Tough Guy: Gabin, Ventura, and Belmondo
27 Jul 2016 // 8:30 PM
At Les Durs (The Tough Guys) Film Fest, the tough guy is a bulwark against decay; he's the guarantor of value -- even if that value is compromised by the world around him.
Jean-Luc Godard: A Montage of Attractions
22 Jun 2015 // 8:02 PM
The montage approach that Jean-Luc Godard celebrates in his films would become the driving force behind Historie(s) du cinéma.
The Magical Presence of Anna Karina: More Than Godard's Muse
14 Oct 2014 // 8:29 PM
It’s not that Anna Karina couldn’t act, but that she didn’t have to. Her physical presence was the art, and her beauty, in and of itself, was a significant contribution to the culture.
Are You in a Film or in Reality? Jean-Luc Godard's 'Weekend' Will Have You Wondering
6 Dec 2012 // 8:00 PM
Criterion's splendid edition of Weekend gives insight into the mind of visionary director Jean-Luc Godard, who aimed at nothing less than challenging the dominant social and cinematic paradigms of his time.
Too Much Is Adrift in 'Every Man for Himself'
8 Mar 2015 // 9:10 PM
In his examination of the social isolation caused by capitalism, Jean-Luc Godard wanders too far off into the cerebral.
Boundaries Are All Fictions in Godard's "Breathless"
16 Apr 2014 // 1:00 AM
Even now, after countless reviews and essays, it's easy to be captivated by the way Godard obfuscates our expectations for cinematic art.
'Room 237' and The History of Cinematic Representations of Cinephilia
4 Sep 2014 // 3:00 AM
Room 237 is one of the only films that respects and even admires cinephilia and its various forms.
ReFramed No. 3: Jean-Luc Godard - The Lost Later Years (1990-2011)
15 Jun 2011 // 9:25 PM
In this final installment in ReFramed's dissection of Godard, Cronk and Marsh consider age, attitude, and the angst of misplaced elitism.