Histoire(s) du Cinéma Review

The young upstart is no more. An ageing Jean-Luc Godard sits before us his grey hairs rendered in the unflattering colours of analogue video. The 1960s are gone and with it the old machinery. The familiar cigar... Read More...

Jules et Jim DVD Review

Welcome to Paris. Early 20th century. Before the war. Take a ride with me on this merry-go-round, Francois Truffaut seems to say, the opening sequences here a bravura display of editing and narration to create... Read More...

Shoot the Pianist DVD Review

Francois Truffaut’s second and third films reflect the tastes of the French New Wave. So here we have a (very French) film noir based on American pulp fiction that was followed by a period epic that puts two fi... Read More...

Lift To The Scaffold Review

The story centres on business-man, Julien Tavernier. He has a plan to murder his employer; a man who is also his lover’s husband.

Classe Tous Risques Review

Classe Tous Risques (Consider All Risks) was one of many films caught in the riptide of the French New Wave. It was released in Paris in March 1960. A week later Breathless (also starring Jean-Paul Belmondo) op... Read More...

Claude Chabrol: Le Beau Serge & Les Cousins Blu-ray Review

This week marked the re-release of Le Beau Serge & Les Cousins, the first two films from one of the master's of French cinema, Claude Chabrol, who went on to make some of the best known and best made thrillers in French history, often gaining comparison to Alfred Hitchcock.