Monday, October 22 2007
As in myth, it’s not the plausibility of the plot that is important, but rather, the journey that it takes us on and the questions that ensue.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
My Best Friend suggests François is in fact a self-important twit, unable to grasp basic notions of generosity, gentleness, or empathy.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
Neglected for too long by North American audiences, Un Coeur en Hiver is a subtle, intelligent, and provocative piece of cinema that should not be overlooked.
Wednesday, June 28 2006
Michael Haneke's movies are never easy. Instead, they set out complex, multi-layered problems, encountered by ordinary-seeming characters, sometimes worked out but more usually left unresolved.
Friday, January 6 2006
Caché is Michael Haneke's latest unsettling look at the shaky foundations of bourgeois security.
Friday, July 1 2005
While most secrets e=are eventually confessed, Après Vous offers no indication that these characters will ever be honest with themselves.
Thursday, June 13 2002
The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Newly married and deeply in love, the couple is known for their 'modern ideas', which means -- in the film's rather simplistic terms -- that they are willing to look beyond a man's deed and into his character. It also means that they make love often, curtains billowing in the background.
What happens when you find yourself watching an ostensibly 'gay movie' in which only one gay character appears, and in a secondary role?"
This is a playful film that does not ask the viewer for sustained reflection, but rather, to take delight in the images on the screen. Hey, I've always been a sucker for those Robert Doisneau pictures.