Abdellatif Kechiche

Features

Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.


Columns

Sunday, April 13 2014

'Blue is the Warmest Color' Is Truly a Feast for All the Senses

What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 30 2013

'New York Film Festival 2013': A Dizzying Panorama

The Wind Rises was the first film that I saw at the Festival and a lovely note on which to close, creating the sense of wonder and excitement you want from movies.


Tuesday, October 29 2013

'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Limits of Art

As much as Abdellatif Kechiche’s film suggests it might be getting under Adèle's skin, as much as it follows her from moment to moment and year to year, it is unable to explain her.


Thursday, August 5 2010

'The Secret of the Grain', Slowly, Carefully Revealed

This film eludes easy categorization, and undercutting expectations makes it an exceptional film, although the director’s signature deconstruction of convention and expectation appears, at times, like sabotage.


Blogs

Friday, November 8 2013

'Blue' Is the Dullest Color

A film about an unfulfilling relationship between two young French women, Blue Is the Warmest Color is an exploration of lesbianism made by someone who has no understanding of the same sex dynamic.


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