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Starring: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Adolfo Celi, Jean-Claude Brialy

King of Hearts

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In Brief: This early cult classic (maybe the first film deserving that accolade) seems a little less of a groundbreaker today, and its soft tone has caused it to be severely downgraded in many quarters, but that doesn’t keep the film from having its charms — nor does it keep modern viewers from being able…
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Starring: Lea Massari, Benoit Ferreux, Daniel Gelin, Fabien Ferreux, Marc Winocourt, Jacqueline Chauvaud

Murmur of the Heart

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In Brief: As much as I love Elevator to the Gallows, I've never been quite as enamored of Louis Malle as some others in my sphere. I remember having long arguments in the Manhattan video store where I worked after college, surreal rhetorical exercises in which I espoused a position that incest is gross even if it's French.…
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Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Eugene Pallette, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Mischa Auer, Alan Dinehart

My Man Godfrey

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In Brief: Gregory La Cava’s My Man Godfrey (1936) is one of the essential “screwball” comedies. It may even be the essential one. From its glossy credits (probably the most striking title design of the decade) onward, it’s a slick, rich-looking production (despite its Depression-era setting) taking place in that movie-world version of New York…