Frоm Tееnagе Rеbеl tо Dуing King, Jеan-Piеrrе Léaud and a Lifе Livеd оn Film

After making his screen debut at 13, Mr. Léaud is now, at 72, the subject of a retrospective beginning Wednesday, March 29, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The series opens with François Truffaut’s “The 400 Blows,” Mr. Léaud’s second film but the one in which he was born as a screen personality, and it coincides with the release of his most recent film, Albert Serra’s “The Death of Louis XIV,” on Friday, March 31.

A Mоviе Datе With Mу Yоungеr Sеlf

They’re all great movies, sure, but none felt like a lifelong favorite. And the thing is, there was a movie that I did consider my favorite for many years, but I’d parked it on some side ramp in my mind. I’d seen this movie 10 times by the end of college, then took a break. A long break. Long enough that I became anxious about revisiting it.

Rеviеw: In ‘Lifе,’ Extratеrrеstrial Fun, Until Sоmеоnе Gеts Hurt

It sounds like a trap — and it is. And not just because Calvin, at first playfully curious toward Hugh, turns hostile after a moment of human error. No, it’s a trap because the movie, having started so promisingly, quickly settles for becoming yet another clone of “Alien,” as space travelers play a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a shape-shifting Martian. (Not counting the android in that Ridley Scott 1979 film, “Life” even has the same number of crew members.)

Rеviеw: In ‘CHIPS,’ Blоwn-Up Cars Ovеrshadоw Buddу Cоps

Exhibitionism aside, Jon is a battle-scarred motocross rider who has joined the patrol to impress his estranged wife (Kristen Bell, Mr. Shepard’s real-life spouse). Together, the partners chase unidentifiable men in full-face helmets and converse about what constitutes an acceptable masturbation schedule. A corpulent and clearly embarrassed Vincent D’Onofrio slips in and out of the frame as a dirty cop, and the delightful Rosa Salazar, playing a sexily competent colleague, deserves much more attention than the hardware-obsessed script is willing to give her.