In 1963 Jean-Luc Godard decided to try his hand at commercial cinema by creating a film about creating a film (though not about creating the film we're watching, mostly) in a way only Godard could manage. Unlike Fellini in 8 1/2, Godard may be working autobiographically but isn't out to absolve himself of his own shortcomings. It work a lot better for us than our last foray into Godard-dom, despite a maddeningly incomprehensible car accident.