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Charlotte Gainsbourg | Stage Whispers
Released almost exactly two years ago, Charlotte Gainsbourg's brain-injury inspired IRM (French acronym for MRI) was a late entry on many critics' 2009 best-of lists.
| December 03, 2011
Here's what we learn from Melancholia : life sucks, people are awful, we're all going to die, and good riddance. Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
| November 11, 2011
Review: The Tree
In a less drastic take on grief than her role in Lars von Trier's Antichrist, Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Dawn, a wife and mother of four children whose idyllic life on a farm in the Australian outback shatters when her husband drops dead.
Adjusting to loss
| July 22, 2011
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
| May 28, 2010
Review: The City Of Your Final Destination
Watching a James Ivory film is like entering a room aglow with plush furniture and exuding tasteful music and promising comfort and a brush with sensuality.
A lazy, lush adaptation
| May 07, 2010
Lars von Trier’s controversial freak-out is Saw VI as told by Carl Dreyer. Is that a good thing? It certainly has grabbed everybody’s attention. I’m torn between dismissing the film as gross-out juvenilia and regarding it as raw religious mythmaking.
Lars von Trier’s screams from a marriage
| October 23, 2009
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
| May 29, 2009
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
| November 20, 2007
The lack of focus on the main characters and some bad artistic choices cause the film to slip beneath the waves of its own ambitious vision.
A vast but uneven period piece
| June 13, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Second-generation performers can remind us of their parents in all sorts of unexpected ways.
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s lush for life
| November 20, 2006
In a recurring scene in Michel Gondry’s La science des rêves , Stéphane (Gael García Bernal), who’s clad in a tight-fitting lavender suit, frantically runs around his “television studio,” its walls constructed from egg cartons, its cameras from cardboar
Michel Gondry is skilled in the science of film
| September 22, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
Combining the generic precision of Claude Chabrol and the perversity of Michael Haneke, Dominik Moll makes some of the creepiest films in Europe.
A red herring
| July 19, 2006
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