Kieslowski and Besson Meet in Le Cercle Rouge
Author Linda J. Merelle searches for and finds synchronicity among the works of three oddly matched filmmakers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Luc Besson and Jean-Pierre Melville.
Woman’s Body as an Anatomy of Hell: Nihilism, Recursion and Tragedy
A philosophical analysis of Catherine Breillat's controversial Anatomy of Hell.
A Brief Introduction to Brazilian Cinema
An introduction to Brazilian film history, from its inception in 1896 to the late 1990s.
A review of Jean-Luc Godard's Forever Mozart.
Inside Bresson’s L’Argent
An intriguing look back at the on-set experiences of Jonathan Hourigan.
La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
A review of the Criterion DVD which suggests Criterion could have done more (or differently) this time around.
Band à part
A look back at a New Wave classic re-released in a spanking new 35mm print.
Pickpocket: A Statistical Analysis
A shot by shot, scene by scene breakdown of Pickpocket.
Reflections on the Pickpocket Statistical Analysis
A demonstration of the critical value of statistical analysis.
Review of Jane Sloan’s Robert Bresson: A Guide to Sources and References
A look back to gauge the current relevancy of this early Bresson reference book.
Journal d’un curé de campagne: DVD Review
The future finally looks bright for Bresson DVD enthusiasts. Burnett examines the follow-up Criterion Bresson release.
“Notes” on Notes on the Cinematographer
Bresson's inimitable filmmaking style has its echo in his writing style.
A Case Study of Le Diable Probablement
A two-part assessment of the critical discourse surrounding one of cinema's hallowed names, Bresson. Burnett concentrates much of his discussion on the unfortunately polarized views that are continually circulated concerning Bresson's cinematic-philosophical position as “Transcenendalist” or “Materialist”.
Le Diable as a Reflection on Film’s ‘incommunicability’
Part two of Burnett's critical assessment of the Bressonian theoretical discourse.
Robert Bresson as a Precursor to the Nouvelle Vague: A Brief Historical Sketch
Bresson may have been a cinematic iconoclast, but he remains a pivotal figure to the spirit that gave rise to the New Wave.