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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.
By  |  December 03, 2011
Short Take Melancholia

Review: Melancholia

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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
the tree - movie review

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 22, 2011

Sweaty Palmes

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
By LISA NESSELSON  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Antichrist

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009


Cannes goods

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
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009

The unnamable

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
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007
Golden Doorlist

Nuovomondo|Golden Door

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
By PEG ALOI  |  June 13, 2007

Guest lists

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
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Pulp friction

Second-generation performers can remind us of their parents in all sorts of unexpected ways.
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s lush for life
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2006


Dream job

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 22, 2006

Fall back

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 19, 2006