Tuesday, January 7 2014
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.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
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
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
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.
Friday, November 8 2013
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.