Not Dave Kehr
Blake Edwards originally wanted William Friedkin to direct this spin-off of his successful TV series, Peter Gunn, but he ended up doing it himself—luckily, as it turned out, for this…
Sean Gilman ★★★★★
So long, ya bastard.
Twelve episodes from the life of a prostitute (Anna Karina), filmed with haunting terseness by Jean-Luc Godard. This 1962 film isn't the most stimulating of Godard's early work, but it…
Jonathan Rosenbaum ★★★★★ 6
Only Kubrick and Spielberg, working together on different time planes, could create such a philosophical and intellectual heartbreaker.
L’affaire Barbe-bleue, envisioned by Claude Chabrol as a Balzacian puppet show to distinguish it from Monsieur Verdoux’s Swiftian severities. Landru (Charles Denner) is introduced dome first from the back, his…
Simon Abrams ★★★★½
Andrew Sarris is, as always, right when he says that "it's never like the first time." But this film's kinda about that, amongst many other things. So, here you go:…
Scott Pfeiffer ★★★★
If I had to log Fritz Lang's first American picture in with a sentence, I would probably just quote Andrew Sarris: "Lang's prevailing image is that of a world ravaged…
M_Penalosa ★ 5
Horrible. The French cinema needs another blue collar terrorist critic like Truffaut to blow its shit up.
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