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‘Godard Mon Amour’ is a loving tribute to an irreverent genius

Jean-Luc Godard, director of landmark films such as “Breathless,” “Contempt” and “Weekend,” was fascinated not only by the cinema, but also by politics. When university students organized massive protests in France in May 1968, Godard found himself caught up in the fervor. He denounced traditional modes of cinematic storytelling as bourgeois and ineffectual. He declared…

Film review: Malick’s “Knight of Cups” defies words

Woah. That’s really the only word that comes to swirling mind as I try to describe “Knight of Cups,” the latest offering from spiritually profound director Terrence Malick. This subversive rarity ends conventional, story-driven movies. It ends Christian Bale. It ends Cate Blanchett. It ends star-power. It ends Los Angeles. It ends Malick. It ends American cinema.…