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Features

Monday, January 31 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass

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.


Columns

Monday, August 4 2014

Films for Fans of Visionary Directors

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, December 15 2009

Ricky

François Ozon's film might best be understood as a kind of prickly fable, or maybe a cautionary tale.


Wednesday, July 9 2003

Swimming Pool (2003)

Julie becomes Sarah's muse, her model, her irritant.


Wednesday, September 18 2002

8 Women (2002)

Sabotaging the happy play of color, song, and glamour with a deeply felt despair, Ozon has finally made his subversiveness genuinely surprising.


Blogs

Monday, October 13 2014

London Film Festival 2014 Day 4: 'The New Girlfriend' and 'Something Must Break'

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.


Thursday, September 12 2013

TIFF 2013: Gerontophilia (dir. Bruce LaBruce) / Young and Beautiful (dir. François Ozon)

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.


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