2 items from 2009
Keep in mind, I went into Une Femme Mariée with very limited exposure to the actual films of Jean-Luc Godard despite having studied his techniques and style in various film school courses. Not even Breathless, which is infinitely quoted as the quintessential French New Wave classic, particularly interested me. Maybe Une Femme Mariée surprised me as much as it did because of my unfamiliarity with Godard’s oeuvre. Just to think, having studied someone in great detail had shaped my perspective beyond a reasonable doubt. Yet, Une Femme Mariée is a challenging film on its own, free from the cult of personality that is Godard and yet fully indulging in his stylistic fashion.
Une Femme Mariée lets us peek into the life of Charlotte and her relationship with her husband and her lover, respectively. Macha Méril, whose delicate features and lack of emotional expression quickly establish her as only mildly »
- Mark Zhuravsky
DVD Playhouse—June 2009
The International (Sony) An Interpol agent (Clive Owen) joins forces with a Manhattan D.A. (Naomi Watts) to bring down an arms dealing ring and a corrupt global banking cartel that’s funding them. Superlative thriller was oddly ignored by critics and audiences alike, but expertly blends intelligence (courtesy screenwriter Eric Warren Singer’s masterfully-crafted script) and full-throttle action (director Tom Tykwer stages one of the great film shoot-outs in New York’s iconic Guggenheim Museum), making this dynamite thriller reminiscent of the best work from masters such as John Frankenheimer and Robert Aldrich. Armin Mueller-Stahl is wonderful as a world-weary covert op. Bonuses: Extended scene; Featurettes; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround.
The Jack Lemmon Film Collection(Sony) Five films from the two-time Oscar winning actor, focusing on his early career: Phfft! is a zippy comedy from 1954, one of Lemmon’s earliest films, in which »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
2 items from 2009
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