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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...
Joe Dante at the Movies August 5-24 at BAM It makes perfect sense for a Joe Dante retrospective to consist of the films he loves as well as the ones he made. Which is what BAMcinematék has decided to do to honor and celebrate one of the undisputed masters of contemporary American cinema. Joe Dante belongs to that pre-Tarantino generation whose love and critical understanding of cinema not only animated their careers as filmmakers but was...