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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Thursday, July 7 2011

The Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie)

The Sleeping Beauty's restlessness -- at age six and at 16 -- can never be assuaged by the world made and monitored by boys.

Thursday, May 26 2011

The 'Fat Girl' Gets the Last Laugh

Despite the harsh sex scenes, accusations of pornography and infamous finalé, Fat Girl may be Catherine Breillat's most accessible film.

Thursday, March 25 2010

Bluebeard (Barbe Bleue)

Bluebeard doesn't resolve these narrative crossings into any sort of thematic bow. Instead, it opens up another set of questions.

Wednesday, December 17 2008

The Last Mistress

French director Catherine Breillat has always been walking a line, often associated with words like 'controversy' and 'censorship'.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Fat Girl (2001)

The sex in 'Fat Girl' is an all-consuming, character-defining process of sorting through emotions and attitudes that convincingly perplexes these girls.

Romance (1999) [31.Dec.94]


Friday, October 7 2011

By Georges: 'Dirty Like an Angel'

A French cop in the mean streets and the bad bedrooms.

Friday, June 17 2011

As Shallow As a Man: 'Night After Night'

Sex and talk, scene after scene.

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