Jean Giono: Melville: A Novel

In the late 1930s, Jean Giono worked to translated Herman Melville's Moby-Dick into French for the first time. To accompany the new edition, Giono provided a strange, fictional introduction to Melville the man, instead giving us a lovely look at Melville our imagined author.

By | 2017-10-06T17:21:07+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, Jean Giono|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Hubert Mingarelli: A Meal in Winter

Trevor reviews Hubert Mingarelli's A Meal in Winter, translated from the French by Sam Taylor. A Meal in Winter was a finalist for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Award and just out in the U.S. from The New Press. Read the full post.

By | 2016-07-14T16:57:07+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Hubert Mingarelli|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Patrick Modiano: In the Café of Lost Youth

Trevor reviews Patrick Modiano's 2007 novel, In the Café of Lost Youth, translated from the French by Chris Clarke and published this week in a new edition by NYRB Classics.

By | 2017-08-28T13:20:11+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, Patrick Modiano|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Alain Resnais: Je t’aime, je t’aime

In 1968, Alain Resnais released his fifth feature, which, like his masterpieces Hiroshima mon amour and Last Year at Marienbad, dealt with the past's effects on the present. Today, Kino Lorber is releasing the film on Blu-ray. Read the full post.

By | 2015-11-11T21:45:15+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Categories: Alain Resnais, Film Reviews|Tags: |2 Comments

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne: Two Days, One Night

Today The Criterion Collection is releasing the most recent film from the Dardenne brothers, Two Days, One Night. Trevor reviews the film and the Criterion release. Read the full post.

By | 2015-09-03T17:50:38+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne|Tags: , |0 Comments

François Truffaut: Day for Night

Earlier this year, The Criterion Collection release François Truffaut's The Soft Skin, and today they follow up with another wonderful release from Truffaut: his delightful, warm, and reflective 1973 film Day for Night. Trevor reviews the film and discusses the new edition. Read the full post.

By | 2015-08-18T12:45:09+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Categories: François Truffaut|Tags: , |0 Comments