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A Cold Day in Hell

A Cold Day in Hell

Circa 1974, Amos Vogel wrote that Philippe Garrel was “one of the most unknown important new directors” but “like Werner Herzog, he is too original and self-willed to become popular.” What a difference thirty years makes: Herzog’s the self-promoter of his folk-art persona, so successful that anyone with a passing interest in cinema knows him, though his work dropped off two decades ago. Garrel’s fulfilled Vogel’s prophesy—and while nobody’s been paying attention, he made one of the Nineties’ best movies (J’entends plus la guitare) and, with Regular Lovers, constructs something that spires over this sickly decade in film.

Click here to read more of Nick Pinkerton’s indieWIRE review on Philippe Garrel’s Regular Lovers, which is, lo and behold, getting a New York theatrical release….

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