Wednesday, May 27 2009
La Grande Bouffe and Tales of Ordinary Madness are products of a dark worldview. Neither offers solutions about how to improve a disintegrating society.
Monday, September 8 2008
Pointless and puerile, malicious and misogynistic, Belle Toujours is the opposite of an homage.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Tuesday, September 2 2003
Explores the ageless, ceaseless, and fruitless desire to find a place of peace.
Thursday, August 22 2002
I'm Going Home not only retains its heart, but expands it until the film's emotional power is almost too much to handle.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The utopian vision Bunuel and his contemporaries aspired to is now beside the point. All that is necessary is to get us to remember a product in order to consume it.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie has lost none of its relevance or power, and is well worth seeing again on the big screen, if only to remind ourselves how good it is not to be unscrupulously comfortable.