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Review: I'm Gonna Explode

Gerardo Naranjo probably had the final image of Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou in mind when he titled this tale of youth in revolt Mexican-style, but I don't recall rebels Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina being so vapid and annoying.
Stuck on the roof
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 08, 2010
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Review: The Girlfriend Experience

Comparing prostitution with capitalism is about as old as the oldest profession itself.
Getting the business
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2009
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Pop goes Wittgenstein

"We were indeed in a political film — that is to say, Walt Disney plus blood." You might have read that bit of '60s film voiceover in a book, but it's unlikely you've ever heard Anna Karina speak it.
Jean-Luc Godard at the Museum of Fine Arts
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 18, 2009
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Notre ami Pierrot

“Film is like a battleground,” American director Sam Fuller pronounces famously at the cocktail party in Pierrot le fou .
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 omnibus rides again
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 12, 2007
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Cinema belongs to him

For many backlashing film scholars and canonical cinéastes, most of the big players in the French New Wave — Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer, Resnais, etc. — have been, over time, at least a touch overrated, save two: Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette.
The je ne c’est quoi world of Jacques Rivette
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 03, 2007
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Pulp friction

Second-generation performers can remind us of their parents in all sorts of unexpected ways.
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s lush for life
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2006


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Nouvelle Vague

If it’s possible to give a one-trick pony legs, then French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libau have found the secret.
Bande À Part | Luaka Bop
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 11, 2006