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John Oursler

Reviews

Wednesday, June 25 2014

Kiarostami's 'Like Somone in Love' Is Like Something Beautiful

Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami doubles-down on familiar themes in this film, with varying results.


Thursday, May 1 2014

Meryl Streep's Incomparable Performance in 'Sophie's Choice'

No matter how you may feel about the story, Sophie's Choice is worth watching simply for the pleasure of watching Meryl Streep act.


Thursday, April 17 2014

Jan Svankmajer's 'Alice' Is the Perfect Marriage of Content and Style

Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder.


Thursday, March 13 2014

The Strangely Ineffable Power of 'Nostalghia'

Russian transcendental filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s expansive tapestries define meditativeness.


Wednesday, February 19 2014

A Queer Reading of Truffaut's Masterpiece, 'Jules and Jim'

Jeanne Moreau is a bewitching temptress; but what about the men?


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