Gay City News | Tag Archive | Jean-Luc Godard Gay City News | Tag Archive | Jean-Luc Godard
Quantcast

Home » Posts tagged with » Jean-Luc Godard

Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

BY STEVE ERICKSON | One of the biggest regrets of my life as a cinephile is that I skipped the entirety of MoMA’s 1995 retrospective of British director Alan Clarke, simply because I had no idea who he was or that he was a major filmmaker. But I think I can be forgiven my ignorance. At […]

Extremism’s Violent Allure

Extremism’s Violent Allure

BY STEVE ERICKSON | It’s very hard to capture the zeitgeist when the process of getting a film made takes years. French director Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama” manages it, with an up-to-the-minute and startlingly sympathetic depiction of his nation’s terrorists. Music did a better job than cinema of capturing the hopes of the ‘60s left, with the […]

Watching a French Icon Pass from the Stage

Watching a French Icon Pass from the Stage

BY STEVE ERICKSON | In cinema, death usually means a gunshot and a dime-sized spot of blood or a photogenic elderly person lying in bed and giving one final sigh. Some horror movies have delved further into the weaknesses of the body, especially the possibility of becoming a victim of violence in excruciating ways. There […]

The Best Films of 2014

The Best Films of 2014

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Among the past year’s films, I have chosen the 10 best, another 10 runners-up, and three that did not enjoy distribution but should have. “Boyhood” (Richard Linklater) Yes, I know. Consensus is boring, but I loved this film as soon as I saw it at an advance screening, well before it […]

Genocide in Clay

Genocide in Clay

BY STEVE ERICKSON | “The Missing Picture” was made by Cambodian director Rithy Panh, but it features a French voice-over relating the details of his childhood in a Khmer Rouge camp. This seems oddly appropriate, as the film engages a largely French debate about how atrocities like the Holocaust should be represented. For “Shoah” director Claude […]