Stephen Frears
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 13 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.


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.

'Philomena' Struggles with the Decisions of the Irish Catholic Church
22 Nov 2013 // 2:45 AM

Judi Dench's character journeys to America, haunted by the loss of her baby son and traumas at the hands of nuns in the Magdalene Laundries.


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

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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