We go on a journey back in time to find the first Christmas movie ever made, which is only four minutes long but packs an awful lot in there.
Category Archives: French movies
This small, earthy romance was elevated to the ranks of international classics decades after the death of its director, who made only this one feature film.
THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… (1953)
A story of the dynamics between the sexes in Belle Epoque France, highlighted by the spectacular visuals of director Max Ophuls.
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)
Probably the best known surrealist avant garde movie, co-created by none other than Salvador Dalí. He wanted it to piss everyone off, and was annoyed that people seemed to like it.
L’HOMME DEL RIO (1964)
In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.
LE MÉPRIS (1963)
One of the stereotypical European Art Films from Jean-Luc Godard, but if I’m honest its not the cinematography many viewers are going to remember.
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (1902)
This might be the earliest movie we ever discuss on this site. Should you watch it? Spoilers: probably.
CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (1962)
The earliest big international hit of the great Agnés Varda follows a female singer on a nearly-real-time journey through the Left Bank of Paris as she waits on the results of a cancer test, but it’s actually about a lot of other things.
LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC (1928)
Renée Jeanne Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”
BELLE DE JOUR (1967)
Luis Buñuel deftly portrays the inner sexual fantasy life of a beautiful Parisian woman in a way that the movies really hadn’t before.