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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 7:28 am
The Passionate Politics of “Black
The New YorkerThe Passionate Politics of “Black Panther”The New YorkerIn the inevitable sequel, I wouldn't be surprised if the venerable process of transitions of power—the very essence of Wakanda's institutions—weren't transformed to go hand in hand with the nation's transformed place in the world. Richard Brody began ...and more »
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 5:49 pm
'Grass' Review: A Sliver Of Hong Sangsoo At
Variety'Grass' Review: A Sliver Of Hong Sangsoo At His Purest – VarietyVarietyKorean arthouse darling Hong Sangsoo packs a surprising level of engaging complexity into this deceptively modest hour-long package.and more »
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 1:00 pm
Gucci's '60s-Inspired Student Protest Ad
AdweekGucci's '60s-Inspired Student Protest Ad Misses the Point About Why We're All MadAdweekFilmmakers like François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, who'd define the Nouvelle Vague, conceived onscreen stories that take place in the period, refer to it or abstractly encapsulate what people wanted. “Liberty, equality and sexuality” was a common ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 10:18 am
Unsolicited Advice for Oscar Producers: 7
Hollywood ReporterUnsolicited Advice for Oscar Producers: 7 Tips to Making a Memorable ShowHollywood ReporterVarda — a contemporary of Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and her late husband, Jacques Demy — was celebrated in November at the Academy's Governors Awards, where she was presented with an honorary Oscar. Since that ceremony was created in 2009 ...and more »
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 6:15 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