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French New Wave

The Soft Skin [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 27th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Soft Skin [UK] Blu-ray Review

Truffaut’s Hitchcockian drama about love, lies, and sex, The Soft Skin, comes to Blu-ray in a beautiful transfer from Artificial Eye

The 400 Blows [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The 400 Blows [UK] Blu-ray Review

Artificial Eye gives us a beautiful Blu-ray rendering of Truffaut’s stunning 1959 debut The 400 Blows

Jules et Jim [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 7th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Jules et Jim [UK] Blu-ray Review

François Truffaut’s classic tragic romance, the sweeping and poetic Jules et Jim gets a pleasing release on Blu-ray from Artificial Eye

The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 3rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

This is a definitive collection of six of writer/director Jacques Demy’s best films, receiving fabulous makeovers from Criterion Collection

Classe tous risques [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 22nd, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Classe tous risques [UK] Blu-ray Review

Claude Sautet’s debut film Classe tous risques is a gripping crime thriller classic

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 16th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Jacques Demy’s “film in music” Les Parapluies de Cherbourg is radiant in this new restoration on Blu-ray from StudioCanal

Two Men in Manhattan Blu-ray Review

Posted September 18th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Two Men in Manhattan Blu-ray Review

Melville kicks off the Nouvelle vague with this probing essay into the dark side of diplomats, their mistresses, richly delivered on Blu-ray

Le pont du nord [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 15th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Le pont du nord [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Le pont du nord is an atmospheric, unsettling, experimental late Nouvelle Vague masterpiece from Jacques Rivette.

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.

Le beau Serge [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Le beau Serge [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

The classic that launched the nouvelle vague arrives in a beautifully rendered edition from the Masters of Cinema series.