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 [...]

Cinematic highlights of 2013: That weekend in Paris in ‘Frances Ha’

One of 2013's best, Frances Ha proved that laughs and filmmaking artistry are compatible, despite the evidence of far too many comedies coming out these days. And no sequence in the movie was funnier than Frances' trip to Paris — scored to an incongruous, irresistibly schlocky 1970s hit. Read more [...]

L.A. Rep Cinema Pick: the classics that made Agnès Varda’s reputation, at LACMA

Last month she was Guest Director of the AFI Film Fest; this month 85-year-old "godmother of the French New Wave" Agnès Varda continues her local victory lap with an exhibit of her visual art and this series of her best-known films on the big screen at LACMA. Respect! Read more [...]

L.A. Rep Cinema Pick: Godard classics on a big, BIG screen — the Cinerama Dome

Beginning Sunday, new 35mm prints of three Godard classics will be showing in a way that I think it's safe to say no one has ever seen before: at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, on the curved screen that is 32 feet high and 86 feet wide. French New Wave, in IMAX dimensions. Featuring a gallery of vintage Godard movie posters. Read more [...]