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Tuesday, February 21 2012

Saharan Romance and Greek Tragedy: Revisiting 'The English Patient'

This film has the greatest love scene in all of cinema; it beats the airfield ending in Casablanca, Brando howling for Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, and even the sinking Titanic. This is it.


Sunday, January 28 2007

Breaking and Entering (2006)

While Breaking and Entering leans heavily on its metaphors (see especially, the titular allusions), it doesn't make any of its roiling notions compelling.


Sunday, July 11 2004

Cold Mountain: Collector's Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.


Monday, December 22 2003

Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

On first hearing this voice-over at the beginning of Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, you might think you're going to see a film about regret or guilt, or perhaps a refined kind of melancholy. But it's not long before you realize that for the speaker, Tom Ripley, such emotion - any emotion - is a performance.


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