Thursday, December 1 2011
With director, both leads, a supporting actor, editor, and cinematographer in common, Claude Chabrol’s first two films seem like installments of a karmic cycle.
Wednesday, July 27 2011
Some artists stake out the mean streets as their territory. For Claude Chabrol, it was the mean boulevards, the haunts of the repectable.
Wednesday, August 1 2007
Chabrol is often labeled the French Hitchcock for his fascination with intrigue, the criminal mind, moral compromise, and guilt.
Thursday, July 12 2007
Violette, a classic French thriller that compels right at the ultra-noir first moment.
Thursday, January 5 2006
À Double Tour is a visually engrossing if emotionally underwhelming thriller set in one the director's prototypically dysfunctional families.
Monday, September 13 2010
To me, making up some kind of overwrought homily filled with vacant, empty if wholly appropriate praise is a bigger sin than suggesting I am clueless.