Thursday, April 28 2011
Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?
Tuesday, April 19 2011
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."
Wednesday, June 13 2007
Purposefully ending one's life is often seen as a last act of personal desperation. But in Jefferey Eugenides' poignant, bewitching novel, it may actually be a form of salvation.
Wednesday, April 18 2007
Marie Antoinette's veneer is so impregnably varnished, so buffed to such an imposing sheen, that any attempt at critical ingress either bounces off of or slides down its glossy façade.
Friday, October 20 2006
A girl made queen by the peculiar forces of 18th-century statecraft, Marie is by turns amused, alarmed, and pissed off, mercurial and imperious as only a teenager can be.
Monday, February 23 2004
Lost in Translation one-ups its peers with better music, prettier shots, and a more charismatic lead, but its racism is all the more insidious for being wrapped in a pleasing package.
Thursday, September 11 2003
. . . about seeing and not seeing at the same time, a series of incredibly precise, meticulous images of faces and hands and doorframes.
Sunday, January 1 1995
And yet, for its many pleasures, I find myself conflicted in thinking about The Virgin Suicides.
It's hardly a new idea, to read into adolescent girls' suicide something poetic, passionate, and deeply meaningful. Neither is it a secret that countless girls have admired Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, seeing in their wounded and inviolate art reflections of themselves, their own pain and enchantment.