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.
27 Jul 2016
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Austere even by Jean-Pierre Melville's later standards, La silence de la mer is a powerful testament to nonviolent resistance.
13 May 2015
Hailed as a classic in the cop genre, its legacy as the first R-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture is undeniable. As if that weren’t enough, a viewing 40 years later reveals how literal the title is: it’s a crime film that bridges '60s French and American cinema.
09 Oct 2012
Jean-Pierre Melville directs a faith-based tale that reminds us that he only worshiped in the church of cinema.
16 Nov 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...
18 Aug 2011
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