Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy Thailand (2013) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit When The Emoji Movie arrived in 2017, aside from being met by universal hostility, it was seen as a lament for modern cinema finding its inspiration in social media. Yet, this Thai black comedy drama got there first by building a story around a … Continue reading Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

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Redoubtable (Le Redoutable)

Redoubtable (Le Redoutable) France (2017) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius Jean-Luc Godard is revered as one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave of the 1960’s, someone whose maverick approach to filmmaking challenged the form, conventions, and language of cinema with films like Breathless. Hailed as a genius by critics, filmmakers and fans alike, if … Continue reading Redoubtable (Le Redoutable)

Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live)

Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live) France (1962) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard After finally popping my Godard cherry with his audacious debut Breathless, I dip my toe once again into the catalogue of this celebrated French New Wave auteur. Will this be another film that will surpass my expectations or will the old tussle between … Continue reading Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live)

Breathless (À bout de souffle)

Breathless (À bout de souffle) France (1960) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard Popping my Godard cherry with his directorial debut and arguably most famous work, Breathless brings with it a personal trepidation spoken of before on this site, incurred by the mighty reputation of the film. Hailed as a “masterpiece” (a word I’ve come to loathe), there … Continue reading Breathless (À bout de souffle)