Tag: Jean-Pierre Melville

LE CERCLE ROUGE Criterion Blu-ray Review

     April 28, 2011

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Jean-Pierre Melville is a director that has probably been loved more by directors and filmmakers than general audiences. John Woo swears by him. Quentin Tarantino adores him. Walter Hill was hip to him in the 1970’s, and made The Driver …

ARMY OF SHADOWS Criterion Blu-ray Review

     January 17, 2011

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With the avowed love from filmmakers like Johnnie To, John Woo, Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, the work of Jean-Pierre Melville went from being curiosities to masterpieces. But such is what happens when a great artist’s works are rarely …

BREATHLESS Criterion Blu-ray Review

     September 26, 2010

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Jean-Luc Godard’s new wave masterpiece Breathless is posture as statement. Posture as ideology. Conceived as a low-budget crime story, it hems closely to the structure of a criminal on the lam with a femme fatale at his side, and the …