Daniel Barnes continues the Rohmer’s Moral Tales with a review of La Collectionneuse on Monday.
My Night at Maud’s (1969; Dir.: Eric Rohmer) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub In describing Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s, the third and probably best-known of his Moral Tales, it is tempting to use terms that might sound somewhat condescending, or make the film seem trivial. “Novel,” “refreshing,” […]
Suzanne’s Career (1963; Dir.: Eric Rohmer) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Shot on a shoestring and never released theatrically, the 60-minute featurette Suzanne’s Career is the sort of technically abysmal early effort that most professional filmmakers would look to bury, as Tarantino did with My Best Friend’s […]
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963; Dir.: Eric Rohmer) GRADE: A- By Mike Dub Eric Rohmer’s first moral tale, the brisk short film The Bakery Girl of Monceau, sets up the dynamic that will exist throughout the rest: an intellectual man falls in love, in one way or another, with […]
By Mike Dub An interesting passage keeps coming up in the obituaries of French New Wave filmmaker Eric Rohmer, who died in early 2010 at the age of 89. It is a quote from Arthur Penn’s terrific 1975 mystery Night Moves, in which Gene Hackman plays an old-fashioned private […]
Mike Dub reviews this first feature in our Rohmer’s Moral Tales festival on Monday.