Tag: Yves Montand

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 …

Z Criterion DVD Review

     November 1, 2009

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Costa-Gavras’s Z is the ultimate political thriller. Much like the earlier Battle of Algiers (1968)  it takes a real event, and uses it as fodder for cinema. And as a paranoia piece, 1969’s Z is a masterpiece.  It’s an angry …