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Starring: Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy, Bernard Noël

A Married Woman (Une Femme Mariée)

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In Brief: After my first viewing of Une Femme Mariée (1964), I recall being struck by the fact that it was not so much a strange film as it was a strange film for Godard to have made at the height of his mid-'60s prowess. It's a relatively conventional love triangle, following a repressed married woman whose dalliances with…
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Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake

Detour

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In Brief: Some have called Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (1945) the ultimate example of film noir. While I wouldn’t necessarily go that far, it is unquestionably a tour de force and a nigh-unassailable classic of the genre. A Poverty Row cheapie shot in six days on a practically nonexistent budget, Detour bears all the hallmarks of…
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Starring: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Anthony Sher, David Westhead

Mrs. Brown

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In Brief: An early starring turn for Judi Dench and a precursor of things to come for director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Mrs. Brown (1997) is a decidedly offbeat period piece exploring the platonic love affair between Queen Victoria and Scotsman John Brown (Billy Connolly). Dench is characteristically fantastic, and Connolly more than…