Richard Brody is an American film critic who’s written for The New Yorker since 1999. He attended Princeton University, receiving an A.B in Comparative Literature in 1980. He’s the author of a biography of French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard and is writing a book about the New Wave. He first became interested in films after seeing Godard’s Breathless in his freshman year at Princeton. Before becoming a film critic, he worked on documentaries and made several independent films. In December 2014, he was made a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions in popularizing French cinema in America.