The Image Book (Le livre d'image) Reviews

March 8, 2019
...feels made for an audience of one; a fact that Godard and his dedicated legion of fans will surely see as of little to no concern...
February 28, 2019
Further complicating things in this challenging 84 minutes are his seemingly random format changes and manipulation of iconic images... as if he just got new software and just had to push it to the max.
October 5, 2018
There isn't much to latch onto even with the energy that Godard instills into his images, and I often found my mind drifting off during some of the film's more somnolent moments.
August 24, 2018
Anybody labelling this as 'accessible' ought to have a think of what that word means in relation to cinema; Crazy Rich Asians is accessible, The Image Book is merely a composite product made purely for future textbook analysis.
May 18, 2018
It's not really "about" anything (that's soooooo bourgeois! "About"? I mean, really!).
May 15, 2018
One would love to be transported by this latest film, after all 2014's "Goodbye to Language" was an unequivocally gorgeous amalgam, in 3D no less, that represented his best work in years. "The Image Book," sadly, is sometimes too unassailable to penetrate
May 15, 2018
Watching the film is like trying to tune a radio that stubbornly refuses to stay on the same wavelength.
May 14, 2018
Sadly, you can still see here tiny flashes of the sensibility that made Godard great, once.
May 11, 2018
As with his previous idiosyncratic, often inscrutable late works, this will be seen only by a highly select audience of dedicated Godardians, and genuinely liked by just a fraction of those; one can essentially name them.