June 23, 2006
Army of Shadows.As the newly restored version of Army of Shadows opens a bit wider, Sean Axmaker places the film within the context of Jean-Pierre Melville's oeuvre. In this week's issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Dennis Harvey writes, "If Army of Shadows sometimes seems less than the sum of its parts, those parts are nonetheless mightily idiosyncratic and frequently arresting." Earlier: Jonathan Rosenbaum in the Chicago Reader, Manohla Dargis in the New York Times and J Hoberman in the Village Voice. Updates, 6/24: David Pratt-Robson and, in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle.
Posted by dwhudson at June 23, 2006 1:49 AM