Jean-Pierre Melville
Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

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.

//Reviews

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.

//Blogs

'Le Doulos': Melville’s Game of Shadows
11 May 2012 // 8:00 AM

The appeal of Le Doulos among a line of top-tier Criterion restorations comes both in the film’s labyrinthine, double-cross laden script and some of the best noir cinemaphotography ever captured on film.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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