All articles by Ginette Vincendeau

Obituaries

Jean-Paul Belmondo: the face of the New Wave, the body of popular cinema (1933-2021)

We bid adieu to Jean-Paul Belmondo, the epitome of Gallic cool who became one of the biggest stars of the French New Wave.

By Ginette Vincendeau

Jean-Paul Belmondo: the face of the New Wave, the body of popular cinema (1933-2021)
Reviews

Enormous makes ill-conceived comedy from nonconsensual pregnancy

By Ginette Vincendeau

Enormous makes ill-conceived comedy from nonconsensual pregnancy
Lists

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Reviews

Who You Think I Am review: Juliette Binoche fakes it for love

By Ginette Vincendeau

Who You Think I Am review: Juliette Binoche fakes it for love
Features

After Pialat: the young realists of 1990s French cinema

By Ginette Vincendeau

After Pialat: the young realists of 1990s French cinema
Features

Edith Scob obituary: an ethereal actress with a rich career in French art cinema

By Ginette Vincendeau

Edith Scob obituary: an ethereal actress with a rich career in French art cinema
Features

Seven facets of Agnès Varda

By Ginette Vincendeau, Catherine Wheatley and others

Seven facets of Agnès Varda
Features

Stéphane Audran obituary: a new wave icon

By Ginette Vincendeau

Stéphane Audran obituary: a new wave icon
Features

Danielle Darrieux obituary: from pre-war modernity to the epitome of Parisian chic

By Ginette Vincendeau

Danielle Darrieux obituary: from pre-war modernity to the epitome of Parisian chic
Features

Mireille Darc obituary: blonde icon of 60s and 70s French cinema

By Ginette Vincendeau

Mireille Darc obituary: blonde icon of 60s and 70s French cinema
Features

Jeanne Moreau obituary: a cultured, sensual actress for whom cinema was “life itself”

By Ginette Vincendeau

Jeanne Moreau obituary: a cultured, sensual actress for whom cinema was “life itself”
Reviews

Film of the week: The Fits explores the feints and bounds of girlhood

By Ginette Vincendeau

Film of the week: The Fits explores the feints and bounds of girlhood
Features

Emmanuelle Riva obituary: an actor formidable in love and loss

By Ginette Vincendeau

Emmanuelle Riva obituary: an actor formidable in love and loss
Features

Michèle Morgan obituary: poetic realism’s fragile beauty

By Ginette Vincendeau

Michèle Morgan obituary: poetic realism’s fragile beauty
Features

How the French birthed film noir

By Ginette Vincendeau

How the French birthed film noir
Reviews

Film of the week: The Measure of a Man

By Ginette Vincendeau

Film of the week: The Measure of a Man
Features

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

By Anne Billson, Mark Cousins and others

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating
Reviews

Film of the week: Cycling with Molière

By Ginette Vincendeau

Film of the week: Cycling with Molière
Features

The essay film

By Ginette Vincendeau, Katy McGahan and others

The essay film
Features

Bernadette Lafont, 1938-2013

By Ginette Vincendeau

Bernadette Lafont, 1938-2013
Lists

My five favourite Brigitte Bardot films

By Ginette Vincendeau

My five favourite Brigitte Bardot films
Features

A star is torn: Gérard Depardieu’s tax exile ‘outrage’

By Ginette Vincendeau

A star is torn: Gérard Depardieu’s tax exile ‘outrage’
Reviews

Film of the week: Holy Motors

By Ginette Vincendeau

Film of the week: Holy Motors
The Greatest Films of All Time

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great

By Ginette Vincendeau

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great
Polls

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great

By Ginette Vincendeau

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great
Features

Women on Film: Critics’ inspirations

By Catherine Wheatley, Ginette Vincendeau and others

Women on Film: Critics’ inspirations
Features

Annie Girardot, 1931-2011

By Ginette Vincendeau

Annie Girardot, 1931-2011
Features

Claude Chabrol, 1930-2010

By Ginette Vincendeau

Claude Chabrol, 1930-2010