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Top Fifty Films Part IV: In this Space and Time

It’s not often you come across an individual who drags out lists over the course of a year, but I’m that guy now. On some level, my inability for timely posts are symptomatic of a busy home and work life, but I also think I’ve struggled posting and writing because I doubt what I say is relevant any more. 892 more words


June 2017 Round-Up

Another month, another round-up.  This June I had seen more contemporary films than I had done so in the last several months (though “contemporary” really accounts for movies that have debuted within the last several decades), as well as some more revival screenings (for  265 more words


Ep 25. WORLD TOUR: France Fraiche

Following on the heels of Italian Neorealism came the French New Wave, so Alex and Jonathan take a trip to France and discuss three films from this explosive movement:  83 more words


The Death of Louis XIV ★★★½

When I think of great slow cinema, this is the sort of film that comes to mind. The Death of Louis XIV chronicles just that, the final days leading up to the death of perhaps the most famous of all French kings, and no more. 442 more words

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by François Truffaut


The 400 Blows is a drama about a misunderstood adolescent in Paris. The film is innovative, sincere, well acted, and well shot, but it is frustratingly distant.

Would see.


Film A Week Ep. 16: Criterion of the Month - "The 400 Blows" (Pick Your Poison Month)

“Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi head to France to uncover the French New Wave for the Criterion of the Month with the start of the Adventures of Antoine Doniel series “The 400 Blows.” Listen as the hosts discuss the simplicity of storytelling, the complexities of coming-of-age and the direction of François Truffaut. 162 more words


The 250, Episode #9 - Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (#198)

Angel faces hell-bent for violence…

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney and this week with special guest Phil Bagnell, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. 192 more words

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