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Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of iconic French New Wave Film Breathless, dies at 88
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of iconic French New Wave Film Breathless, dies at 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo worked with a variety of major French directors, from Francois Truffaut to Claude Lelouch and Jean-Luc Godard, whose 1960 movie Breathless brought both men lasting acclaim.

Remembering Anna Karina in one of her most notable non-Godard films, Jacques Rivette’s The Nun
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Remembering Anna Karina in one of her most notable non-Godard films, Jacques Rivette’s The Nun

Anna Karina was most famous for her work with Jean-Luc Godard, but there were other films too, like Jacques Rivette’s The Nun.

Anna Karina, French new wave icon known for roles in Pierrot Le Fou and A Woman is a Woman, dies at 79
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Anna Karina, French new wave icon known for roles in Pierrot Le Fou and A Woman is a Woman, dies at 79

Danish-French actress Anna Karina, muse of New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79

Bhuvan Shome: How Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film ushered in a seismic shift in the Indian film industry
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Bhuvan Shome: How Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film ushered in a seismic shift in the Indian film industry

Bhuvan Shome gave rise to what we now popularly call the Parallel Cinema movement, a movement that would leave an indelible footprint onto the landscape of Indian cinema, thereby changing the latter forever.

Agnes Varda, Oscar-winning filmmaker of the French New Wave, passes away at 90
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Agnes Varda, Oscar-winning filmmaker of the French New Wave, passes away at 90

The Belgian-born director received an honorary Oscar and then a documentary nomination for 'Faces Places' in 2017.

Oscars 2019: Roma, Cold War and the significance of black-and-white cinematography in contemporary films
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Oscars 2019: Roma, Cold War and the significance of black-and-white cinematography in contemporary films

It is hard to imagine if either of Roma or Cold War would have been as sublime and deeply affecting a cinematic experience if not for their gorgeous high-contrast black-and-white cinematography.

Redoubtable movie review: Michel Hazanavicius’ biopic on Jean Luc Godard is an unforgivable parodic exercise
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Redoubtable movie review: Michel Hazanavicius’ biopic on Jean Luc Godard is an unforgivable parodic exercise

Redoubtable feels like paid lip-service with awful dialogue and an incoherent framework that belies everything that Jean Luc Godard stood for.

Reservoir Dogs turns 25: How Quentin Tarantino inspired a generation of indie filmmakers
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Reservoir Dogs turns 25: How Quentin Tarantino inspired a generation of indie filmmakers

After debuting to mixed reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino's first film, Reservoir Dogs, released on October 23, 1992. 25 years since its release, the film is widely regarded as a touchstone in indie cinema.