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Louis Malle

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Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Reviews

Thursday, March 8 2012

Where the Lines of Performance and Psychological Realism Blur: 'Vanya on 42nd Street'

This film is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov’s masterpiece as one could ever hope to witness.


Wednesday, July 13 2011

Frolicking Amidst a Fractured Post-War Culture: 'Zazie dans le Métro'

Long before Ferris Bueller took his day off, a foul-mouthed ten-year-old girl spent a weekend shaking up Paris...


Thursday, July 9 2009

My Dinner with Andre

A grand, intimate philosophical dissection of love, art, creative freedom and self-importance.


Thursday, August 21 2008

The Fire Within (Le Feu Follet)

We ought to thank Louis Malle for authoring an intelligent film that aptly deals with a delicate and controversial topic.


Wednesday, October 2 2002

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.


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