Why I Love…. #125: La Chinoise

Year: 1967 Director: Jean-Luc Godard Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud By 1967 Jean-Luc Godard was operating at his most creative and prolific. The decade saw him repeatedly (and justly) celebrated as a powerhouse of the French New Wave. In '67 he would release three new features. 2 or 3 Things I Knew About … Continue reading Why I Love…. #125: La Chinoise

Why I Love… #93: Irma Vep

Year: 1996 Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard There are some songs you can't separate from the movies they close. I'm not talking about songs that are edited to action within the story, but rather the moment it all ends and the credits crash in and a song plays. And that … Continue reading Why I Love… #93: Irma Vep

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