Review: The Nun (1966)

Director: Jacques Rivette Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Francine Bergé Pity the poor, hasty or unobservant fool who snaps up a copy of Jacques Rivette's The Nun - newly restored and available on bluray from Studio Canal - believing it to be the recent travesty of popular horror unleashed on cinemas. You can picture the bewilderment … Continue reading Review: The Nun (1966)

Why I Love… #87: Duelle (une quarantaine)

Year: 1976 Director: Jacques Rivette Stars: Juliet Bero (Leni), Bulle Ogier (Viva), Hermine Karagheuz (Lucie), Jean Babilée (Pierrot), Nicole Garcia (Elsa / Jeanne), Claire Nadieu (Sylvia Stern) Genre: Mystery / Fantasy If there is one thing I love, it's dream cinema. By which I do not mean dream sequences within otherwise conventionally made films (which … Continue reading Why I Love… #87: Duelle (une quarantaine)

Out 1: A Personal Cinematic Landmark

I feel a mix of things writing this, predominantly fear that I am acting prematurely, attempting to organise thoughts that have yet to settle and find coherence. Yet I'm also emboldened by the kind of obsessive enthusiasm that comes with discovery; that sense of having 'found' something that seems culturally vital but that also speaks directly … Continue reading Out 1: A Personal Cinematic Landmark