Monthly Archives: May 2015

Backlog #2: Le Boucher (1970)

I watched this film late on a Saturday evening – the perfect time for it (perhaps for most of the Chabrol films that I’ve watched). It’s a double-hander that features the two most prominent stars of this series of films … Continue reading

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Backlog #3: Belle de Jour (1967)

This is a cool, composed but mad film. It’s an attack on the middle class and their values – a surgeon’s wife tries to assuage her boredom by becoming a prostitute, through which she successfully satisfies her emotional needs, to … Continue reading

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Backlog #4: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Perhaps the classic Bunuel picture, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie follows a group of friends and family as they attempt to dine out, but encounter a series of frustrations, some coincidental, other more illogical and increasingly surreal. All the … Continue reading

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