Tag Archives: French

Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Claire Denis remains one of the most robust and fascinating female directors working today. Able to navigate horror, drama, romance, comedy and arthouse without much difficulty, she’s yet to make an uninteresting film. One thread that runs through her films are how sensory they are and this film is no exception as it explores the romantic failings of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a middle-aged artist looking for love. Continue reading Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Sicario (2015)

Sicario is an excellent film that’s not for me. It’s a fantastic piece of direction and a solid bit of storytelling in a genre and world that I don’t find compelling. For whatever reason, crime stories committed to film fail to fascinate me. I think the spectacle is too overwhelming to me. I’d much rather watch something quiet or pensive, or something that ratchets up the intensity to the level of the horror genre. Continue reading Sicario (2015)

Two or Three Things I Know About Her… (1967)

Jean-Luc Godard’s decision to be a filmmaker is interesting given that perhaps more than any other director he has a fascination with words and language. Films like Alphaville and Film Socialisme at times seem more interested in the written word than in cinema and his latest film is even titled Goodbye to Language. Continue reading Two or Three Things I Know About Her… (1967)