The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) -Jacques Demy

I was a little unsure of what to expect when I settled in for the next big film in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. IMDB describes it as a drama, musical and a romance. All of which I am okay with, I was just wondering how it would translate for an English viewer who would…

The Last Metro (1980) – Francois Truffaut

The next film on the What Else to Watch list of DK Canada’s very enjoyable The Movie Book is this classic Truffaut film from 1980 featuring performances from Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. It’s the early 1940s in occupied France, and theatres are doing a booming business chasing away the spectre of war. But the…

Belle de Jour (1967) – Luis Bunuel

  The first recommendation from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is this French drama that stars Catherine Deneuve as a housewife, with some intimacy issues, who during the afternoons fills her time by working as a prostitute. Inter-cutting with her daily life, Severine’s…

The Hunger (1983)

Tony Scott, the brother of Ridley, makes the 101 Horror Movies list with his very first film, The Hunger. This is a movie that is sexy and sensual, but also introduces the lonely, sympathetic version of the vampire to the big screen. I’m sure this creature had lurked around awhile before finding its way to…

Repulsion (1965)

Poor Catherine Deneuve. Well, I guess not really Catherine but her character Carol Ledoux in Roman Polanski’s macabre psychological thriller. I’m not sure what happened to her character when she was young, but it was obviously very, very bad, and without the companionship of her sister, she descends quickly into madness. Carol and her sister…