Tag - France

Les Diaboliques

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 6: Les...

Tonight we’re in 1955 with the French classic thriller Les Diaboliques, but first…we stop in with our old friend Boris Karloff. His series, Tales of the Frightened, we’ve touched on before. Short creepy stories read with...

Headsup: From Across the Pond

  Out soon are two releases from European artists:   First we have a collection of some of the lesser-known films of Jacques Rivette, a French film director and critic famed for his work during the New Wave movement in French...

Georges Méliès

32 Days of Halloween V, Day 24: Georges...

The thing about pop culture (and film in general) is that it’s just too big a subject. You can’t know everything. Well, maybe you can–I know I sure as hell can’t. And I get excited when I see things I’ve never...

Jean Van Hamme

Jean van Hamme: A Primer

R.M. Rhodes, comic creator and friend of French comics, returns to introduce the uninitiated to another classic creator… Jean van Hamme is a best-selling writer of French comics and has been since the late 70s. His first really popular...

Moebius

Jean Giraud (aka Moebius): A Primer

R.M. Rhodes, comic creator and friend of French comics, returns to introduce the uninitiated to another classic artist, whose influence you’ve experienced even if you didn’t realize it was him… Jean Giraud (aka Gir, aka...

Rodolphe Topffer

Rodolphe Topffer: A Primer

R.M. Rhodes, comic creator and friend of French comics, returns to introduce the uninitiated to another classic artist, essential to the history of the medium… Many art and comic historians consider Rodolphe Topffer to be the father of...

Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin & René Goscinny

René Goscinny: A Primer

R.M. Rhodes, comic creator and friend of French comics, returns to introduce the uninitiated to a classic artist and character… René Goscinny is one of the best-known comic book writers of the 20th century. Born in 1926, he spent time...

Herge and Tintin

Hergé and Tintin: A Primer

R.M. Rhodes, comic creator and friend of French comics, returns to introduce the uninitiated to a classic artist and character… Hergé was born Georges Remi; the name Hergé comes from the French pronunciation of the initials RG. In...

Heavy Metal Magazine

Heavy Metal Magazine: A Brief Introduction

We are pleased to welcome comic creator R.M. Rhodes to Need Coffee. He will be serving as our resident French comicsologist. Here, he starts off with perhaps the most recognizable imported product… The other day, my co-worker asked me...

Isabelle Huppert in Violette

Violette (1978) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: Odile Barski, Hervé Bromberger, Jean-Marie Fritere, Frédéric GrendelDirected by: Claude ChabrolStarring: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet Released by: Koch Lorber Films Region: 1Rating: NRAnamorphic:...