Adaptations of books have a history of being derided by the author, but few are as dramatic an example as J’irai cracher sur vos tombes. Minutes into the premiere screening, the author dropped dead.
A fan of silent serials and a precursor to the French Nouvelle Vague, Georges Franju was inspired by the early thrillers of Louis Feuillade when he made the haunting, at times shocking, story of a disfigured woman, a driven scientist, and the horror of physical beauty.
Ypotron is an airy espionage adventure with sci-fi elements and no interest in its own plot, so enamored is it instead with low-budget globe-trotting and extremely large hats.
It’s time for a Jean-luc Godard review, but where as I struggled with exactly what I should say in regards to Breathless, partially because it
Like most Kommissar X films, Death is Nimble, Death is Quick does not make a whole lot of sense. What matters is that there are enough audacious set pieces and comical business to keep us from caring.
If I rack my brain, I can come up with an English language corollary by which to describe Fantomas. But that doesn’t change my perception