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Les Durs and the Anatomy of the (French) Tough Guy: Gabin, Ventura, and Belmondo
27 Jul 2016 // 9:30 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 // 9:02 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 // 9:29 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 // 9:00 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.
TIFF 2017: Le Redoutable
11 Sep 2017 // 6:30 AM
Blinded by love for Godard, Le Redoutable is an uncritically sexist bore.
Too Much Is Adrift in 'Every Man for Himself'
8 Mar 2015 // 10:10 PM
In his examination of the social isolation caused by capitalism, Jean-Luc Godard wanders too far off into the cerebral.
'Room 237' and The History of Cinematic Representations of Cinephilia
4 Sep 2014 // 4:00 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 // 10:25 PM
In this final installment in ReFramed's dissection of Godard, Cronk and Marsh consider age, attitude, and the angst of misplaced elitism.