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Calendar, Night&Day French Ennui

French Ennui

1977 was a very punk year. Bands like the Germs, Crass, Bad Brains, and Black Flag were freaking out parents everywhere, and new albums that are now considered classics by the Sex Pistols and Richard Hell & the Voidoids crystallized…
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Film, He'll Be Your Mirror

He'll Be Your Mirror

To the uninitiated viewer, Austrian director Michael Haneke might best be described as the modern cinema's master of the unkind rewind. In the opening scene of his second theatrical feature, Benny's Video (1992), we see crude camcorder footage of a…
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The Ascetic Aesthetics of Robert Bresson

The complete works of French cineaste Robert Bresson win an airing in a series commencing this weekend at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. A stubborn stylist of minimalist cinema, Bresson built his 13 features on the famous principle that…
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