Stephen Frears
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 14 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

Chéri: Out of the Boudoir
22 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

Frears and Hampton puts the viewer into Chéri in a very real and sensual manner, paying homage to Collette's luxuriant corporeal details.

Love in the Time of Record Shops
20 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

Technology may have changed the way we obtain music, but as Nick Hornby's High Fidelity reminds us, it can never alter our love affair with the medium.


Streep Is Pitch-Perfect, But The Tune of 'Florence Foster Jenkins' Falters
12 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Frears transforms this one-note comedy into a nuanced look at social and emotional issues.

A Hands-Off Approach Goes a Long Way in 'Philomena'
13 Apr 2014 // 8:10 PM

The direction is solid but not overbearing, the score subtle and light, the entire affair very nicely cushioned around Coogan and Dench's performances, and the film is all the more effective because of it.


12 Criterion Capsules: Good Cinematic Medicine
28 Oct 2015 // 8:37 AM

As Criterion continues to unleash its Blu-rays of eclectic film classics at a mad pace, we continue trying to keep up with so many riches.

Chéri (2009)
20 Oct 2009 // 6:55 AM

The tragedy of faded beauty has long been a source of literary melodramatics. While limiting in its assessment of female value, it does strike a

//Mixed media

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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