Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
Contentious Collaboration: Cocteau, Melville, and 'Les Enfants Terribles'
26 Apr 2017 // 9:00 PM
Paul and Élisabeth yearn to savor the elixir of transcendent possibility, but know only the bitter taste of wretched futility.
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 Pierre Melville's 'La silence de la mer' Is the French Resistance in Microcosm
13 May 2015 // 9:10 PM
Austere even by Jean-Pierre Melville's later standards, La silence de la mer is a powerful testament to nonviolent resistance.
The Seductive Jean-Paul Belmondo Gives Life to 'León Morin, Priest'
16 Nov 2011 // 4:03 PM
Jean-Pierre Melville directs a faith-based tale that reminds us that he only worshiped in the church of cinema.