Capsule Collection: Summer/Fall 2011 Viewing, < 2011 Part 1

Beginning to dig myself out of my screening log hole with the first batch of five capsule reviews for films I’ve seen since my last blog entry. First up are five films from prior to 2011.

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Contempt (1963): An Epic Subversion of Hollywood Desire

Jean-Luc Godard’s thematic and methodical companion piece to Une Femme est Une Femme employs the self-reflexivity of cinema to interrogate the construction of desire and contempt in Hollywood adaptations.

Screening Log #9: Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Having returned to class and being handed the responsibility for a number of students for the first time I have had little time to watch films of late. Thankfully, I was afforded a break tonight and filled it with Jean-Luc Godard‘s Vivre Sa Vie. Having seen several of his other collaborations with Anna Karina and … Continue reading

Une Femme est Une Femme (1961): A Woman Is A Woman But Comedy Is Hardly Comic

Jean-Luc Godard utilizes the medium of cinema to illuminate the fabricated and artificial nature of Hollywood romance and comedy.