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Review: Love Crime
Love Crime deconstructs the genre by showing how to put together a mystery in order to deceive and manipulate those who would try to take it apart.
A deconstruction of the mystery genre
| October 07, 2011
Blood will out in the Chabrol tribute at Harvard Film Archive
Like Eric Rohmer, the fellow New Wave founder with whom he collaborated on the Alfred Hitchcock study that helped launch the auteur theory, Claude Chabrol made films about people who like to talk. They talk about frustrated desires, bungled liaisons, bou
| March 11, 2011
The French pride themselves on their revolutionary spirit, no less in film than in politics.
Rogues and rebels in the Boston French Film Festival
| July 02, 2010
Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
| June 18, 2010
Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
| July 03, 2009
A Girl Cut in Two
The title of Claude Chabrol’s 2007 black comic morality tale — La fille coupée en deux — serves as a playful reminder of the role women usually play on the screen.
| September 04, 2008
Interview: Ludivine Sagnier
As sultry French starlets go, 29-year-old Ludivine Sagnier is as advertised.
| August 26, 2008
Cherchez les femmes
Women have always dominated French cinema — just not from behind the camera.
Women dominate the 13th Annual Boston French Film Festival
| July 01, 2008
Claude Chabrol initiated the French New Wave with Le beau Serge and Les cousins, and for a decade after his work was as shiny as anyone’s.
Chabrol’s latest; Paul Robeson at the MFA
| February 14, 2007
Combining the generic precision of Claude Chabrol and the perversity of Michael Haneke, Dominik Moll makes some of the creepiest films in Europe.
A red herring
| July 19, 2006
Moviegoers seeking release from the increasingly unavoidable escapism of superhero movies will find much to enjoy in the 11th Boston French Film Festival.
The 11th Boston French Film Festival
| July 05, 2006
Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
| April 28, 2006
Congratulations, Robert Altman.
Gerry’s Magnificent Seven; Lie with Me
| March 21, 2006
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