Betty Blue is a beautiful and erotic journey through love and madness, now on Blu-ray in a 2-disc deluxe edition from Second Sight Films
Stéphanie Argerich, youngest daughter of famed classical pianist Martha Argerich delivers a probing, sometimes uncomfortably so, look into the complex character of her mother and other family members. A well-done first feature length film by this young director and an unrivaled view of often chaotic yet somehow functional family life in the world of music.
Beauty of the Devil is a film by renowned director René Clair that looks backward rather than forward as far as cinematic style goes.
Van Gogh, a visually stunning biopic from 1991, arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka Entertainment’s Masters of Cinema
Populaire is a charming French rom-com set in the 1950s with a superficial resemblance to Mad Men that will satisfy date night needs on Blu-ray
Melville kicks off the Nouvelle vague with this probing essay into the dark side of diplomats, their mistresses, richly delivered on Blu-ray
Thérèse Desqueyroux is an uneven yet enjoyable drama with a powerful performance from Audrey Tatou, now on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye
Plein soleil is René Clément’s fascinating 1960 adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Ophüls takes a romantic novella and makes a drama of coincidences into a compelling film with The Earrings of Madame de…
Le pont du nord is an atmospheric, unsettling, experimental late Nouvelle Vague masterpiece from Jacques Rivette.