I think I'm still down on Ozon after 5x2, so I'm not really willing to give the new one a chance.
― a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
Watched Rivette's Joan Of Arc biopic yesterday - all 6 hours - and loved it. But I don't need to hear about Joan Of Arc ever again.
Also, "La Nuit de Varennes" is awesome, esp. for Mastroianni as Casanova and the lead guy from Les Enfants Du Paradis (Barrault?) as the old pornographer. Loved their scenes together.
― Zooster vs. The Slapp (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
Anyone seen? I know most ppl have problems w/his films, which is one reason why I'm happy to entertain the notion that he's better than Bresson, whom he is compared to.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 5 February 2012 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 February 2012 15:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
crucify me :-)
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 5 February 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
― koogs, Monday, 6 February 2012 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
ihttp://frenchfilms.topcities.com/1936_Un_roman_d_un_tricheur.jpg― Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, February 3, 2005 2:33 PM (7 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Re. Sacha Guitry: Also search Désiré and Les perles de la couronne. And Eclipse could do worse that to put out another set of Guitry films.
― Seraphim? I don't even know him! (j.lu), Monday, 6 February 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
'Hadewijch' ws pretty fkn good. I just loved the actress and her gait is so...Bressonian I guess, weight of the world on her knees and arms.
Not sure where to begin but the story, while boringly pushing the 'provocation' button had the politics-to-religion ratio spot on -- best exemplified by the terrific scene of muslim and christiam prayer in the guy's room.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Destroy: Mathieu Kassovitz's annoying Spike Lee knockoff Cafe au lait.
Haven't seen anything M.K. has directed since La Haine, which I remember liking, but if that was so amazing why has he since made stuff nobody liked? (Halle Berry and Vin Diesel thrillerz, o boy)
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
see also bob swaim and la balance
i guess some ppl just have one gd film in them - or, only once find themselves in the right circumstances to make a gd film.
― Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
should i revisit 'betty blue'? it's been over a decade and i barely remember anything beyond the opening scene and the song they play over the credits.
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
a lot of directors begin their careers with lean, raw, kinetic thrillers that more or less beat the audience into submission. films with something to prove. few directors, however, keep making those sorts of films. most graduate quickly to more ambitious/mainstream/thoughtful fare, often with disappointing results.
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:58 (1 year ago) Permalink