Not just the two prime figures of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut were also close friends. That began to change in the late sixties and early seventies, when their careers diverged dramatically . . .
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The films Agnès Varda made while living on the West Coast of the United States are some of the most searching and challenging of her stellar career. Read more »
When I embarked on my biography of Ingmar Bergman in the late 1970s, I was intrigued by the fact that friends and fellow critics in Sweden never mentioned the composer Erik Nordgren. Yet he had written the music for so many of the acclaimed . . . Read more »
Carroll Ballard’s film is a work of rapture, a mesmerizing adventure that envelops the viewer in the beauties of the natural world. Read more »
German director Bernhard Wicki proved his uncommon cinematic skill with his heartbreaking tale of teen soldiers sent off to die near the end of World War II. Read more »