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Kent Jones

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  • 15 years ago

    The cinema of Eric Rohmer (born Maurice Scherer) has stayed uniformly, if not alarmingly, consistent. Whereas the obsessions and preoccupations of a Godard or a Chabrol have mutated over the years, Rohmer's song has remained the same, from his ear...

  • 15 years ago

    Love it or hate it, Bruno Dumont's Humanité is a movie to be reckoned with, a relentless, profoundly disturbing and oddly thrilling two and a half hours of cinema. "What I tried to do was maintain a kind of ambiguity throughout the entire f...

  • 16 years ago

    Here's another chance to have a few yucks at the expense of those neurotic, Brie-eating, beret-wearing French, who apparently feel that making films is "almost a birthright guaranteed by the government," according to Alan Riding in his latest subt...

  • 16 years ago

    Just when nostalgia for the New Wave seemed to have subsided to make way for a new era in French cinema, along comes that movement's most cherished icon, the boy who grew into a man on camera. Jean-Pierre Léaud is now a fragile but spirited...

  • 17 years ago

    In person, Nick Nolte is a very tall, surprisingly fragile creature, a world away from the rock-solid characters he's been playing ever since fortune shined and he made the move from hunky lifeguard type to real actor in the ferocious 1978 film Wh...

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