From 'Cléo' to 'Faces Places,' Agnès Varda
The Stanford DailyFrom 'Cléo' to 'Faces Places,' Agnès Varda is preoccupied with the ordinary lifeThe Stanford DailyVarda and JR, wanting to recreate the iconic scene in Jean-Luc Godard's “Bande à parte,” travel in record speed through the galleries of the Louvre, JR pushing Varda in a wheelchair. As Varda and JR race through the halls, a voiceover by Varda ...
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 2:32 am
Joshua Reviews Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise
CriterionCast.com (press release) (blog)Joshua Reviews Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise [Blu-ray Review]CriterionCast.com (press release) (blog)The use of “I” statements when attempting to review a piece of art is often times the sign of a weak or lazy critic. However, in the case of viewing the newly-released Kino Lorber Blu-ray of Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise (which comes hand in hand with ...La Chinoiseslantmagazineall 3 news articles »
Posted on 20 October 2017 | 12:06 pm
New to Streaming: 'The Untamed,' Jean-Luc
The Film Stage (blog)New to Streaming: 'The Untamed,' Jean-Luc Godard, 'Whose Streets?,' and MoreThe Film Stage (blog)As we await Jean-Luc Godard's next film, likely arriving in 2018, we've recently been afforded the opportunity to see newly restored works from the greatest living director. This week, we discussed a new restoration of Grandeur and Decadence at New ...
Posted on 20 October 2017 | 5:26 am
Lumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give
VarietyLumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give Anna Karina Directorial Debut 'Vivre Ensemble' 4K RestorationVarietyAt this year's festival Jean-Luc Godard's iconic muse, Anna Karina, gave a master class and introduced the restoration of her 1973 directorial debut “Vivre Ensemble.” Also in town were the film's original co-producers, the legendary Société Nouvelle de ...and more »
Posted on 19 October 2017 | 10:31 pm
Jean-Luc Godard's Bewitchingly
The Film Stage (blog)Jean-Luc Godard's Bewitchingly Self-Reflexive Midlife CrisisThe Film Stage (blog)Emerging from his politically radical period of low-budget, didactic political commentaries with revolutionary overtones, produced primarily on 16mm or tape for television broadcast, prolific French avant-garde iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard unexpectedly ...
Posted on 18 October 2017 | 5:48 am
Gimme Shelter shows the day truth in cinema
The Zapruder film, an earlier murder caught on film, hasn't helped us to find out who killed John F. Kennedy either. Jean-Luc Godard's idea that "cinema is truth 24 frames a second" took a battering that day, along with Meredith Hunter.
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 1:00 am
Day for Night
The charge most commonly leveled at Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night" -- most famously by his compatriot and sometimes-coworker Jean-Luc Godard, in a letter since published many times -- is that it's frivolous. As a comedic dramatization of the ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 10:51 pm
French New Wave legend Agnes Varda is coming
Although less well known than Nouvelle Vague counterparts like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Varda virtually kick-started the movement single-handedly in 1955 with La Pointe Courte, a film about a crumbling marriage told against the backdrop of ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:20 pm
'We Come as Friends': Sudan's chronic
The result is a visually stunning, morally disorienting polemic that has more in common with the experimental collages of Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard than the work of Michael Moore. Like "Darwin's Nightmare," which was nominated for an Academy Award ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 7:25 am
Why were 60s film sirens 'bored'?
It reminded me of another girl in a Sixties movie. In fact, it's a film, from 1963, often said to be Jean-Luc Godard's best, but I have never liked it, because Brigitte Bardot's performance drives me mad: Le Mepris. "Do you think my feet are pretty?"
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 5:10 am