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Review: Beloved/Les bien-aimés

For the musical drama Beloved , writer-director Christophe Honoré's melodramatic excesses are tempered by the subtle performances of his leading ladies.
Christophe Honoré's melodramatic excesses
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 14, 2012
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Review: Love Crime

Love Crime deconstructs the genre by showing how to put together a mystery in order to deceive and manipulate those who would try to take it apart.
A deconstruction of the mystery genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011
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A Girl Cut in Two

The title of Claude Chabrol’s 2007 black comic morality tale — La fille coupée en deux — serves as a playful reminder of the role women usually play on the screen.
High-quality perversity
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 04, 2008
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Interview: Ludivine Sagnier

As sultry French starlets go, 29-year-old Ludivine Sagnier is as advertised.
Nude? Naked?
By PETER HYMAN  |  August 26, 2008
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Cherchez les femmes

Women have always dominated French cinema — just not from behind the camera.
Women dominate the 13th Annual Boston French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008
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Saving bonds

Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 06, 2008


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Molière

There is a burgeoning trend whereby the work of a legendary writer is attributed to some spurious personal experience.
The legendary playwright is better
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  August 07, 2007
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Paris je t'aime

The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2007