This beautiful refurbishing of Franju’s film allows the underrated whodunit to assume its rightful place on the cinephile’s mantle.
Franju’s 1960 classic continues to represent a pivot point between classic and modern horror idioms.
Marcel Carné’s sweeping, yearning, and ravishing film warns that romantic entanglement is nothing but a bog in which we all eventually get stuck.
In Carné’s tale of helplessness and despair, solitude is the only existential guarantee
A working-class hero is something to be in Jean Grémillon’s films from the 1940s.
Le Plaisir illustrates not merely Ophüls’s unparalleled sense of flow and texture, but also his proto-feminism.
It’s a landmark genre film for the simple fact that it shows just how scary something as simple as a mask can be.
A well-rendered package for a creepy but somewhat underwhelming film.
Marcel Carné‘s France, unlike the fiddle-dee-dee of Victor Fleming’s cotton pickin’ South, is a poetic realist’s wonderland.
Criterion’s restoration of Carné’s masterpiece is nothing short of a humanitarian effort.