LBJBR’S Guide to French Actresses: Isabelle Huppert

French actresses are like forbidden treasures to younger film buffs. They are the exact opposite of  their American counterparts. The difference were especially pronounced in times of  the bygone era. Whereas the American actresses were children, the French weren’t afraid of anything, They could laugh, cry, or any emotion upon  request. They were not only…

LBJBR’S Guide to French Actresses: Catherine Deneuve

French actresses are like forbidden treasures to younger film buffs. They are the exact opposite of  their American counterparts. The difference were especially pronounced in times of  the bygone era. Whereas the American actresses were children, the French weren’t afraid of anything, They could laugh, cry, or any emotion upon  request. They were not only…

What was the French New Wave Cinema?

The French New Wave was a film movement, of sorts, that cam e to world wide attention in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the  styles and film making efforts of its most famous members, such as Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, they were unified in their concept of the purpose…

#100 Catherine Breillat

  #100. Catherine Breillat French film director Catherone Breillat’s films constantly straddle that thin line between art and pornography. She takes the viewer by the scruff of the neck and into a world of sex and self loathing. In this world that Breillat has taken a number of films to create, hedonismn and self introspection…