Friday, August 19 2011
Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...
Thursday, November 17 2011
Jean-Pierre Melville directs a faith-based tale that reminds us that he only worshiped in the church of cinema.
Friday, April 22 2011
Each slug fired in Melville’s film carries heavy consequences. Most end in death, though for the ex-cop, Jansen, the firing of a bullet is a form of rebirth.
Friday, December 12 2008
Melville’s entertaining crime thriller favors quiet suspense over ostentatious action.
Friday, September 7 2007
A partnership between the tough suspense artist Jean- Pierre Melville and the precocious Jean Cocteau might look odd, but the tensions and conflicts served the twisted, mythic world of Les Enfants Terribles rather nicely.
Thursday, May 31 2007
A timeless and decidedly sober look at the desultory nature of everyday life during wartime.
Friday, May 11 2012
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.