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Review: Great Directors
The chore is to blank out Greek filmmaker Angela Ismailos's clueless, indulgent voiceover and moony on-camera presence and enjoy the commentary of the filmmakers she's tracked down in Europe and America.
Documentary about filmmakers nearly derailed by its own not-so-great director
| July 30, 2010
Every good fairy tale taps into carnal dread, and Bluebeard is no exception.
Be bold, be bold, but not too bold
| May 14, 2010
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
Naissance Des Pieuvres|Water Lilies
It’s the kind of scenario that Catherine Breillat would have turned into a horror story.
A compassionate study
| July 30, 2008
Une Vieille Maîtresse|The Last Mistress
Catherine Breillat’s film is an adaptation of Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly’s 19th-century novel and perhaps her first that doesn’t transform sex and cinema into punishment.
A novel adapted as softcore S&M porn
| July 23, 2008
Cherchez les femmes
Women have always dominated French cinema — just not from behind the camera.
Women dominate the 13th Annual Boston French Film Festival
| July 01, 2008
Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
| May 06, 2008
All but the wank
The image of Marlon Brando demanding that Maria Schneider stick two fingers up his ass, now seems the reductio ad absurdum of improvised acting.
Is Deep Throat sexier than the 1934 Tarzan and His Mate?
| July 24, 2007
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