Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

Comfy, breezy visual comedy. Monsieur Hulot works as a comic figure much the same way as the postman did in “Jour de Fete”, Tati’s previous (and first) film. The jazzy score is soothing, the seaside setting is pretty, the gags all work pretty well, it’s all a very comfortable experience. The pacing is a bit…

Jour de Fête (1949)

Very fun, comfy exercise in visual comedy. Feels kind of like a silent film in some ways, with how much the focus is on visual gags. Very whimsical atmosphere. Not much meat on the bone, but still a tasty meal. I liked how the geography of the town was set up, and how different parts…