born in Denmark and always in possession of a haunted Nordic beauty and that delicate accent when she worked in French, she brought a lack of specificity to his investigations of post-war Paris and its soulless commercialism with her roles in films Alphaville (her most iconic) and Made In USA; but in films like the Rivette film in this collection, she also displayed enormous depths of warmth and sensitivity, while showing off a canny intelligence in movies like Fassbinder’s Chinese Roulette.
While it shares traits of his more recent work, The Image Book is the most fun to watch of any Jean-Luc Godard film for a very long time indeed.
Jean-Luc Godard's latest Goodbye to Language offers his supporters a lot of fun, and detractors an easy out.
For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.
Since all three of this week's major releases all press screened at the same night and time during the week, here now are our reviews of the smart and funny remake of About Last Night and the astoundingly and laughably awful Winter's Tale. Also, an explanation as to why we don't have new reviews for Endless Love or Gloria, we double back on last week's never press screened Vampire Academy, we a look at Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer, which was the only new film at the Bloor this week, a special sneak at The Bloor tonight, family day offerings at The Bloor and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and a look ahead to a Lightbox retrospective of some of Jean-Luc Godard's favourite Hollywood films starting on Thursday.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox kicks off the first of a nearly year long, two part look at the works of famed filmmaker and writer Jean-Luc Godard this Thursday, one of the most passionate and fascinating figures in cinema history.
In this month's round-up of the best in home entertainment we look at wartime classic The Great Escape, the little known Sam Raimi/Coen Brothers team-up Crimewave, the criminally underrated Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand, Jackie Chan's Police Story films, the cult favourite Repo Man, Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia, and Godard's Band of Outsiders.
This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto starts off their Summer in France series, and we look at four classic films showing throughout the dog days: Belle du Jour, Elevator to the Gallows, Breathless, and Le quai des brumes.
In our second semi-irregular instalment of Defending the Indefensible, Will Sloan looks at Jerry Lewis' final directorial effort, 1983's Cracking Up.