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Night moves

Jason Schwartzman tries another identity
Jason Schwartzman tries another identity
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 18, 2009
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French disconnections

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 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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Review: Wild Child

Like others who toil in the classroom (I’m a long-time film-studies professor at Suffolk University), I constantly fret over whether all those semesters of teacher talk have made a bona fide dent in students’ lives.
Learning curve, part I
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 04, 2009
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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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Lés Poupees Russes|Russian Dolls

Romain Duris's hyper performance is diffused over several countries, all the better to reflect modern life, which it does with the wary smile of a Nerve personal. Watch the trailer for Lés Poupees Russes|Russian Dolls  (QuickTime)
A recognizable and affecting story
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 21, 2006


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Mineral cinema

Luc Moullet is one of the pioneers of cinema.
Luc Moullet at the HFA
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  May 26, 2006