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Duncan Gray's rating of the film Histoire(s) du cinéma

Made pretty much exclusively for people who recognize stills from Night of the Hunter, Godard's rumination on 100 years of film history improves the deeper you sink into cinephilia. His academicism can often lapse into humorless self-parody, but as a montage artist (with metaphors cohering from the sea of pixels), he's a wizard. The final effect is emotional rather than academic. Which means it's cinema after all.