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La Dolce Vita (Italy/France, 1960)

Directed by: Federico Fellini. “Marcelloooooo!” My Italian new wave is embarrassingly minimal, so I thought this would be as good a place to start as any. 221 more words

A Hot Take on Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has confounded expectations set up by previous entries into the DC Cinematic Universe by being coherent, light of touch, and having fully developed characters. 674 more words

Pickpocket, Robert Bresson, 1959

In a lot of the literature I’ve read recently, to prepare myself for my summer-long survey of European film movements, Bresson is pointed to as a figure who both preceded and then became an integral part of the French Nouvelle Vague.   287 more words

Top 3 Favourite French Films

I have always admired French cinema. There is a certain style, a sense of purpose and a playful spontaneity that the majority of Hollywood productions clearly lacks. 784 more words

Favourite Things


At the time he didn’t know it,
but stalking the radiant specter of morninglight
as he sprinted down a cobbled alley,
he left part of himself behind… 113 more words
John Biscello

Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) [Film Journal 2017 #2]

A film about an abused donkey in small town France, leading a saintly life that parallels that of it’s young owner Marie. An intriguing plot synopsis, one so specific that it could probably only be attempted by a master filmmaker. 1,532 more words


Pickpocket (1959)

The orchestration of an unlawful event requires a great deal of planning and co-ordination. Those involved are quite aware of law enforcement’s potential interception of their illegal activities. 385 more words