Posts Tagged ‘godard’

Brad Pitt (David Mills), Morgan Freeman (William Somerset), Gwyneth Paltrow (Tracy Mills). Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker. Directed by David Fincher. Rating: 18. Running time: 127 minutes. For those that have seen Fight Club – good. For those that haven’t – sort it out if you are also to see Seven. The links between these two masterpieces may […]


Eva Green (Isabelle), Michael Pitt (Matthew), Louis Garrel (Theo). Screenplay by Gilbert Adair. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Rating: 18. Running time: 115 minutes. The Dreamers is Bertolucci’s long, delicious love letter to love itself, Paris, youth, sex, the spirit of ’68, Hendrix and Dylan, Keaton and Chaplin, cinephilia and Godard and the New Wave that inspired […]


Lamberto Maggiorani (Antonio Ricci), Enzo Staiola (Bruno Ricci). Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini et al. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Rating: U. Running time: 93 minutes. I get the impression The Bicycle Thieves is one of those films everybody has heard of but few have seen. It’s evidently revered amongst those oh-so important film circles, but despite its name having lingered in my […]


Carmen Maura (Gloria). Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 18. Running time: 101 minutes. When I reviewed Women on the Verge the other day I described Pedro’s early period as ‘inconsistent,’ and it was confusingly poor but compelling efforts like this that I had in mind. What Have I Done to Deserve This? is a Madrid-based […]


Jean-Louis Trintignant (Marcello Clerici), Stefania Sandrelli (Giulia). Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Rating: 15. Running time: 107 minutes. Studying Plato recently as part of my philosophy degree, I was stunned to find a crucial commentator on the Republic claiming the best way to understand the allegory of the Cave is to watch Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist. […]


Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal), Michel Piccoli (Paul Javal), Jack Palance (Jeremy Prokosch), Giorgia Moll (Francesca Vanini), Fritz Lang (Fritz Lang). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 103 minutes. Breathless cost Godard nothing. He filmed it on a handheld camera, created the impression of a sophisticated tracking shot by pushing his cinematographer along the pavement in a […]


Tony Leung (Cop 663), Takeshi Kaneshiro (He Zhiwu, Cop 223), Faye Wong (Faye), Brigitte Lin (Woman in blonde wig), Valerie Chow (Air hostess). Written by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 102 minutes. If you insist on plots, get out of here. Chungking Express doesn’t have one in any meaningful sense and […]