The Complete Jean Vigo: Criterion Collection

September 23, 2011

Filmmaker Jean Vigo had the kind of brief but brilliant career that die hard cineastes celebrate. His father was a militant anarchist who died in prison because he refused to fight in World War I. His death haunted Vigo as did the sickly health he experienced... 

Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)

May 20, 2004

“Oh, society is what it is, a bit sinister, a bit seamy, but I’ve heard there are beautiful things in it too.” This line is spoken by an artist early on in Port of Shadows (1938) and perfectly describes the world of this movie. Based on Pierre Mac...