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Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. Little Men For all the films that are basically about men who are friends—the vast majority of them—few of them seem to have a resemblance to actual male friendship. From the first time preteens Jake and Tony meet, Ira Sachs's Little Men captures that reality with an impressive...
Breathless (1960) and Contempt (1963) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard For its second “Return of the Double-Feature” pairing, the Film Forum staff has perceptively joined two of Godard’s outwardly very different French New Wave classics. In Breathless, based on a story by François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Belmondo breaks out in full amoral, chain-smoking swagger as Michel, a small-time hood who kills a policeman while stealing a car and attempts to enlist Jean Seberg’s pliant but ambitious Patricia in...