• m8ben

    ★★½ Watched by m8ben 23 Nov, 2014

    did not resonate, Anna Karina always beautiful, needs more screen time


  • Dick

    ★★ Watched by Dick 22 Nov, 2014



  • Nicolas Courdouan

    Watched by Nicolas Courdouan 19 Nov, 2014 3

    I don't get Godard. Never have and, I fear, never will. His highly stylized deconstruction of whatever hides behind the name 'movie' always seems flat, gratuitous, falsely provocative.

    Despite falling into the existentialist science-fiction genre, quite possibly my all-time favourite, Alphaville was even more painful to watch than Breathless, which I appreciate for its value as a cornerstone in modern filmmaking but find tedious and dull as an experience.

    I only require one thing of a movie: That it be…


  • Steen

    ★★½ Watched by Steen 19 Nov, 2014

    Set in a dystopian future in the city of Alphaville controlled by the mega computer Alpha-60, this mix of a film noir and a sci-fi movie couldn't be weirder or more French if it wanted to. That is not in itself a critique - I don't mind weird French films, but I was quite disappointed by the film. I liked the cinematography, but that's about it. The score is too repetitive and the voice of Alpha-60 is extremely annoying, and all the way through the movie I was quite disinterested in the story and it's characters.


  • QED

    ★★★★★ Watched by QED 16 Nov, 2014

    Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard this film stars Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff and Howard Vernon. In the future a secret agent travels to a dystopian city run by a computer.

    This film is a mix of film noir, science fiction and Godard's own brand of experimental film making which produces some pretty unique results! The plot explores the conflict between emotion (predominately through love and poetry) and logic in human nature which it does fairly decently. Obviously…


  • Timothy85

    ★★★ Watched by Timothy85 12 Nov, 2014

    Probably not the best film to watch while sick, but it probably would have made about as much sense if I watched it in a normal state of mind. An enjoyable Godard, as his melding of pulp noir cliches and sci-fi comes off better than you'd expect, and, of course, Anna Karina is just as inscrutably wonderful as always. The black and white works very well with the setting, and the approach shows you don't need a large budget to…


  • Alexandre Impinna

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alexandre Impinna 05 Nov, 2014

    Une esthétique à couper le souffle (les cadrages et le N&B sont parfaits) couplés avec une histoire futuriste mais qui n'en fait pas trop. Ce Godard est probablement un des meilleurs pour beaucoup plus de raisons que celles que j'ai cité.


  • Brent Paton

    ★★★ Watched by Brent Paton 27 Oct, 2014

    It's artsy. I liked the photography. It wasn't clear to me if it was in the future or an alternate reality. The music score was repetitive. The voice of Alpha 60 got really annoying. I wanted to give him some lemon tea or throat lozenges. I'm sure it was more interesting when it came out but I didn't find the characters or the story very interesting.


  • Boonmee

    ★★★½ Watched by Boonmee 21 Oct, 2014

    I don't think I was paying close enough attention to this, so my assessment is a little unfair. The strangest thing happened as I watched Alphaville. My mind was freely wandering throughout and I was furiously attempting to wrangle it back in to focus on the film. No matter how much I tried, I couldn't help but drift away every few minutes- my eyes alert, but my brain far away, happy to explore other planets of thought. The film warrants…


  • Shaun Heenan

    ★★★½ Watched by Shaun Heenan 11 Oct, 2014

    Grew on me slowly, and by the end I realised I'd rather enjoyed it.

    Godard doesn't seem to care about the plot of this movie. It's a tertiary concern at best. This makes it hard to follow, until you realise perhaps you don't really need to. He's more interested in the art of filmmaking and the examination of emotion. It's odd that he should choose a sci-fi noir to do it in, but there you go.

    It's visually spectacular -…


  • Gibnerd

    ★★★★ Watched by Gibnerd 08 Oct, 2014

    you wouldn't think that the combination of french new wave, film noir and sci fi lite would make for such such a successful combination, but somehow Alphaville just works. it takes a while at first to get into it's very unique groove but once you do, chances are you'll be happily lost in Alphaville.


  • Chris Rotondo

    ★★★★ Watched by Chris Rotondo 05 Oct, 2014

    I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. I really haven't enjoyed any of the other Godard films I've seen (Breathless, Band of Outsiders, Vivre Sa Vie, and Contempt). This film, however, was quite an enjoyable experience. Maybe the plot was more straightfoward? Maybe the film flows better? Maybe I was just paying better attention that I did with the other films? I don't know, but this was pretty good.