Tuesday, May 22 2012
Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.
Monday, September 26 2011
How did playing a prostitute or stripper become de rigeur for Hollywood actresses?
Thursday, March 20 2008
For all of pretense surrounding these films and their attempts to grapple with "big ideas", they are, ultimately, experiences that one must live through; they demand viewing and listening.
Tuesday, July 31 2007
Chabrol is often labeled the French Hitchcock for his fascination with intrigue, the criminal mind, moral compromise, and guilt.
Wednesday, July 11 2007
Violette, a classic French thriller that compels right at the ultra-noir first moment.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
Despite Huppert’s commendable performance this film sinks under the weight of derivative characters, contrived and overly convenient plot points, and simplistic themes.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
The Special Edition is loaded with so much self-referential material and 'oh so clever' concepts that they threaten to make the movie into its own cult object.
Monday, February 28 2005
As hard as he tries, Albert can't quite keep up with the Jaffes' questions, let alone their answers.
Monday, February 7 2005
In Michael Haneke's version of the end of the world, things are different.
Friday, October 1 2004
Albert is again faced with basic questions: Are we really 'all connected'? How can 'everything be the same even if it's different'?"