Episode 128 – Cléo from 5 to 7

Episode 128 –  Cléo from 5 to 7

There is a question I pose during the episode: if anyone who disparaged the French New Wave started with Cléo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1962), might they feel differently about the movement? I think so. If you are looking for a place to begin pretty much any film journey,…

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Episode 086 – 35 Shots of Rum

Episode 086 – 35 Shots of Rum

35 Shots of Rum (Denis, 2008) is a bit of a departure, both for Claire Denis and for me. It is still as incisive and poetic as her other work, but she has replaced the usual turbulent heart of her cinema with a tranquil one. Being a loving homage to…

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