Category Archives: France

A brief film review: “Le mouton enragé” [1974 France]

Michel Deville had been a pleasant mainstream alternative to the typically highbrow intellectualism of the Nouvelle Vague exponents when it came to cinema during the sixties and seventies; his storytelling was conventional, and on the other end of the … Continue reading

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Futura X-tra bold – Gaspar Noé’s “LOVE” [2015 France, Belgium]

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“My biggest dream in life is to make a movie that truly depicts sentimental sexuality. Why – why haven’t we seen this in cinema yet!”, exclaims Murphy. Having made his mark as an uncompromising filmmaker who worked on exceptionally … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Le mentor” [2012 France]

Veteran director Jean-Pierre Mocky started off as an actor and started making films by himself from the early sixties. Some of his films even find pride of place in the canon of world cinema. However, Mocky defies categorisation because … Continue reading

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“Language, isn’t working!” – Adieu au langage [2014, France]

Jean-Luc Godard thinks so, among many other things as he usually does, in his latest cinematic dissection titled “Adieu au langage” [Eng. Title: Goodbye to Language]. If anyone thought the Nouvelle Vague was long dead, they certainly ought to … Continue reading

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A complicated woman: Early Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot has just turned 80 today (28th September), and as a birthday tribute to one of the iconic film personalities of the twentieth century, I want to briefly highlight some of her early filmography that’s relevant to this … Continue reading

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