A precursor to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, My Man Godfrey and Gosford Park, Renoir’s generous and attentive eye captured a slice of the haut bourgeois life immediately preceding World War II. This compelling […]
Tag: French cinema
10 Second Review: La Carrière de Suzanne (1963)
Male frenemies with a side of Mozart on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. La Carrière de Suzanne. Dir. Eric Rohmer. Les Films du Losange, 1963. In French.
Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (1960)
The women are stereotypes: the prostitute with a heart of gold, the blonde bourgeoise who sacrifices everything for her brooding artist of a husband, and the waitress who wants to save Charles Aznavour. All this […]
Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)
There are many things I love about this movie – but in this round of viewing it was the elasticity of time that really impressed me. Within the framework of Cléo’s two hours, Varda manages […]