The return of ‘Mauvais Sang,’ the grooviest French movie you might never have heard of

DCP restoration now playing in L.A.: Leos Carax reminded the world of his talent with 2012's Holy Motors. This revival of 1986's Mauvais Sang — a compulsively watchable testament to young love, and the love of movies — shows why Carax was a name to reckon with back in his proverbial enfant terrible days. Read more [...]

L.A. Rep Cinema pick: ‘Jean-Luc Godard, French Revolutionary’ at the Aero Theatre

For any cineastes in L.A. suffering awards-season fatigue, relief is at hand: starting tonight and playing over the next two weeks, Santa Monica's Aero Theatre is running six double-features by Godard. You can't go wrong with any of these double bills — and to its credit, the series includes a couple of the master's later works from the '80s. Read more [...]

‘Before Midnight’: Celine and Jesse are still talking, but are they still worth listening to?

It's impressive how honest Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in portraying a long-term relationship in Before Midnight. How long can an argument go on become before the audience loses the ability to laugh at the funny lines, and the movie becomes a downer? Read more [...]