Thanks for the snooze fest, ‘Goodbye to Language’

Trouble sleeping? Just try the latest inscrutable prescription from Swiss iconoclast Dr. Jean-Luc Godard, guaranteed to be twice as effective and three times as fast-acting as Ambien — or maybe it’s the other way around.

Dr. Godard, who thrilled the world with “Breathless’’ a half-century ago, has been around long enough to go from enfant terrible to simply a cranky 83-year-old bore pretentiously lecturing on cinema and the world in a private language only film critics and Upper West Side audiences pretend to understand at this point.

“Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality,’’ Godard says in an opening title card, thereby putting the onus on anyone complaining about lack of coherence in this story about a frequently naked woman (Héloise...

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Oct 29th 2014
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