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Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass
31 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.
Films for Fans of Visionary Directors
4 Aug 2014 // 9:30 PM
In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.
On François Ozon Crossdressing Melodrama, 'The New Girlfriend'
16 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM
In François Ozon’s latest, the ostensible perversion of crossdressing is the basis of a comic melodrama about repressed and mixed-up desires.
'The New Girlfriend' Fails to Live Up to François Ozon's Best Work
13 Sep 2015 // 9:10 PM
Ozon continues to shift genre and bend gender with The New Girlfriend, but the results feel clumsy and calculated when compared with the director’s best work.
London Film Festival 2014 Day 4: 'The New Girlfriend' and 'Something Must Break'
13 Oct 2014 // 6:00 AM
Issues of gender identity and sexuality come under scrutiny in today’s reviewed films: the latest genre-hopper from François Ozon, and Ester Martin Bergsmark’s explicit teen love story.
TIFF 2013: Gerontophilia (dir. Bruce LaBruce) / Young and Beautiful (dir. François Ozon)
12 Sep 2013 // 5:00 AM
Two films about teenage sexuality yielding contrasting results: Bruce LaBruce's Gerontophilia is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of a teenager's passion for an octogenarian, while François Ozon's Young & Beautiful is a chic yet tacky take on a teenage girl's decision to prostitute herself.