Piano virtuoso Martha Argerich shares her life and career with Georges Gachot in a series of intimate and probing interviews, interspersed with live performance excerpts.
A sensuous and erotic film, director Robbe-Grillet keeps viewers off balance by blurring the domains of time and the line between reality and fantasy.
A short-running low-resolution film that fails to deliver the promise of Jiri Kylian’s original balletic adaptation of Stravinsky’s chamber work.
Marion Cotillard plays Sandra in Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit), a story about a woman who suffers from depression and is about to lose her job.
A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.
Michel Gondry’s visually inventive Mood Indigo is arguably his best effort since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Vanishing is brilliant, yet disturbing film that weaves a spell-binding tale of abduction, pursuit, and resolution although not necessarily in that order. Criterion’s Blu-ray release is of typically high quality.
Nightcap, or Merci pour le chocolat is an enjoyable but only average late effort from great French filmmaker Claude Chabrol.
The fourth in Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel saga, Bed and Board is a hit and miss yet still charming comedy/drama.
A bargain box of three of Gluck’s operas gives us decent performances in standard definition video with lossy audio.