On this episode of Cinema Dual, Jon and Chris talk about a pair of movies set at the holidays.
The Films of Claire Denis: Trouble Every Day (2001)
Imagine you are a filmmaker coming off the most well regarded film of your career. It’s the film that maybe you don’t realize now but will become what you’re best known. Regardless, the question that will be asked of you is “What’s next?” There’s two paths you can take. Do what’s expected of you, or... Continue Reading →
The Films of Claire Denis: Beau Travail (1999)
Tanks lie unattended near the foot of a mountain or a hill, with possibly empty oil drums next to them. Nameless people sit crowded in a train going through a desert. Women dance in a club hoping to attract the attention of French Foreign Legion soldiers. Those same soldiers, now caked in sand and dust,... Continue Reading →