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Good French Movies (2010-15): The New French Weird
From the nation that brought you Alfred Jarry, Surrealism, and Jean Paul Gaultier, here come five modern anti-classics to bring us up to date with the... show more
Good French Movies (2005-10): L’extrême
Critics were quick to identify an invigorating run of extreme, transgressive movies in the early noughties as a trend, noting recurring tendencies in the violence, blood... show more
Good French Movies (2000-05): Strange Love
For the uninitiated, French cinema conjures images of Parisian trysts, romantic strolls and just maybe the odd bit of tasteful adultery. But Gallic filmmakers have evolved... show more
Good French Movies (1995-00): Cruel World
The key French filmmakers of the late nineties issued furious cries against the cruelty of the human condition in a sequence of films that tortured their... show more
Good French Movies (1990-95): The Art of Cinema
The most recent quarter-century of French filmmaking was ushered in with a host of well-crafted art flicks that capitalized on the nation’s great acting tradition to... show more
Good French Movies (1985-90): Les Femmes Et Les Hommes
A strong strand of feminism began to emerge in French cinema, encouraged by the earlier work of artistic and political visionaries such as Agnès Varda and... show more
Good French Movies (1980-85): Hey Good Looking
The 1980s! Big hair, shoulder pads, bad geometric wallpaper and all that. While much of the creative world was indulging in a style explosion that favoured... show more
Good French Movies (1975-80): Un Monde Étrange
French cinema is known for its originality and taboo-busting narratives, but some films go further than others – and following the liberating years of the sixties,... show more
Good French Movies (1970-75): Blow-Out!
Capitalizing on the new-found creative freedoms of the preceding decade, as the seventies began France continued to lead the world in making avant-garde but accessible movies.... show more
Good French Movies (1965-70): After the Storm
As the Nouveau Vague splintered and settled, French cinema continued to enjoy a wide variety of film, its cinema seemingly inspired by the imaginative freedom of... show more
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