I decided I needed to catch up on Godard, so I've recently seen My Life To Live, Band Of Outsiders and, just tonight, Contempt. As stated on the first page of this thread, I'd previously seen Breathless and Alphaville, although I watched them so long ago and so early in my career as a serious moviegoer that, while I liked them a lot, I don't trust my opinion and need to revisit them. And In Praise Of Love was too recent to be considered classic. So anyway....
My Life To Live blew my mind. I just loved it. I felt so immediately connected to the character and her feelings, and almost entirely through Godard's lens and editing, rather than the dialogue -- the Passion Of Joan Of Arc sequence being a prime example, and my very favorite scene in the film. What a beautiful movie.
Band Of Outsiders was a fun subversion of pulp standards. I see why Tarantino loves it.
Contempt is the only one to leave me cold. I loved the central conversation between the writer and Camille that takes up the middle thirty minutes of the film -- it reminded me somewhat of the confessional conversation in Eyes Wide Shut, and it was wonderfully probing. The rest of it...well, I need to see it again. I enjoyed it, but I think I nede to see it again. Loved the opening credits and the score and the photography, and Bardot of course, but I think I must have missed something central.