Catherine Deneuve


August 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roman Polanski's "Repulsion" wastes no time before plunging its audience into the frighteningly disturbed mindset of its central character, Carol Ledoux (Catherine Deneuve). The film opens on an extreme close-up of Carol's right eye as [...]

André Téchiné Boxset

August 18, 2008 // 0 Comments

André Téchiné is most likely a name few mainstream American moviegoers are familiar with. I myself was unfamiliar with his work until now, but I am pleased to have been introduced to it. A former critic for the French film journal Cahiers [...]

The Musketeer

February 14, 2002 // 0 Comments

Ever since the advent of the motion picture it has been popular to turn beloved literary classics into movies. Among the most memorable of these are the lavish spectacles based on tales of grand adventure and daring-do. Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three [...]

Un Flic

July 12, 2001 // 0 Comments

I had never heard of filmmaker Jean Pierre Melville before viewing Anchor Bay’s new DVD of his 1971 gangster flick "Un Flic." (Translated as "A Cop, " the title for its initial stateside release was "Dirty Money.") One [...]

Dancer In The Dark

April 9, 2001 // 0 Comments

Writer/Director Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves) made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival this past year with his re-invention of the musical, "Dancer In the Dark." The film which won the Palm D’or for Best Film, also garnered a Best [...]


March 1, 2000 // 0 Comments

"Indochine" is the old name of Vietnam that was used in many Western cultures during the time when French colonialists exploited the country and its people for their own riches. Only when the Geneva Convention made sure to give Vietnam its now [...]