Tout va bien / Everything is Fine

Tout va bien / Everything is Fine

Jean Luc-Godard started filming Tout va Bien —which translates to “everything is fine”— in 1967, prior to the tumultuous French revolution in May of 1968, highlighting a strong political message through the film’s characters. The title is ironically humorous considering that during May of 1968 in France, everything was not, in fact, fine.

A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague: Issue #5

A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague: Issue #5

Voilà, welcome to issue number five of A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague! As we move towards the end of this series on the French New Wave cinema, we will discuss films from directors Truffaut, Luc-Godard, and Resnais, with each film vastly different from the others.

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Francois Truffaut’s 1962 film, Jules and Jim, centers around a pair of best friends named – you guessed it – Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre). The pair both fall for a woman named Catherine, but their relationship proves far more complicated than it appears. With a heartbreaking ending, this film presents life and love realistically; not everything is sunshine and rainbows, not even love.

Muriel, or The Time of Return

Muriel, or The Time of Return

Muriel, or The Time of Return, directed by Alain Resnais in 1963, is the follow up to Last Year at Marienbad (1961). Both films discuss the nature of time and how memories can truly haunt you forever. Near the end of this review, we also dive into Resnais’ past and personal style in filmmaking, including very specific editing and shooting styles.

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 4: The Invitation (2015)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 2: The Lure (2015)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Maddy and Hattie discuss Agnieszka Smoczńska’s “The Lure” (2015).

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 4: The Invitation (2015)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 1: Pet Semetary (1989)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Kelli, John, and Kamal discuss Mary Lambert’s “Pet Semetary” (1989).

First Frame International Film Festival

First Frame International Film Festival

Interested in getting your film project distributed or your script picked up for production? Here’s your chance: First Frame International Film Festival’s inaugural year is offering a distribution deal or the opportunity to have your script produced for the Top Prize winner!

Little Women (2019): An Adaptation Done Right

Little Women (2019): An Adaptation Done Right

Director Greta Gerwig’s 2019 Little Women film adaptation is an example of reimagined classic stories done justice – plus, a truly rockstar cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and many more familiar faces. Here on POV, we dive into what Gerwig’s Little Women got so right.

Brooklyn (2015): Home is Where Your Heart is

Brooklyn (2015): Home is Where Your Heart is

Brooklyn (2015), based on a novel by Colm Tóibín also titled Brooklyn, is about an Irish girl named Eilis, played by Saoirse Ronan. Ronan’s character travels from Ireland to New York during the 1950s, a time where Irish migration to New York was blooming. Director John Crowley’s take on the film captures the author’s delicate conversations and the actress’ and actors’ performances, creating a rich, romantic period drama that follows not only Eilis’ story, but her heart.

Enola Holmes (2020)

Enola Holmes (2020)

A look at Netflix’s latest play at a “mystery” movie, Enola Holmes (2020) stars Millie Bobby Brown as it’s lead with other notable cast members, but that may be its most memorable takeaway.

Any One of Us (2019, dir. Fernando Villena): Mountainfilm Review

Any One of Us (2019, dir. Fernando Villena): Mountainfilm Review

Going into the Mountainfilm 2019 screening of Any One of Us, nearly every audience member knew that professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia was going to suffer a devastating accident leading to a spinal cord injury.  Fortunately, director Fernando Villena was very aware of this fact and used it to the film’s advantage.

Mountainfilm 2019 Symposium Review: Equity

Mountainfilm 2019 Symposium Review: Equity

At Mountainfilm, this year’s Moving Mountains Symposium was focused on the topic of Equity and featured speakers and entertainment along the way. This was the perfect time and place for the Symposium so we could hear all about the differences in the world–and how to address them.