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Blu-ray Review: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES Still Linger with Criterion Care

I only review Criterion films nowadays when I simply cannot resist. The task has become too vexing for me. As I mentioned in my review of Criterion’s presentation of Ghost World, writing about a Criterion release, which essentially specializes in...

Criterion in April 2018: VIRGIN SUICIDES, DEAD MAN and a Bevy of Bergman

Apologies for the lateness of this posting, but since it's just you and me here, devoted fans of classy and extremely well-presented home video, allow me to say: the Criterion Collection's lineup is getting more and more exciting! In April...

Critical Distance: Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Just before Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, I revisited Don Siegel's 1971 version, starring Clint Eastwood. As I noted, Siegel's film "is more layered, even more problematic -- and open to interpretation and later repudiation...

Review: THE BEGUILED, Sofia Coppola's Gorgeous and Campy Romp

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker whose work I've appreciated from a distance. I know she's a great director, but apart from Marie Antoinette, her stories of rich white people and their troubles has held little interest for me. But as...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: Official Awards Exclaim Expectations Met

The buzz throughout the week at this year's Cannes Film Festival seemed mostly dominated by a sense of waiting for one film from the Palme d'Or competition that would really break out. In the end, that one clear favorite never...

Dafoe, Coppola and Refn to join Campion on Cannes 2014 Jury

With the festival a little more than two weeks away, Cannes has announced the remaining eight members of the jury. This year's jury president, Jane Campion, will be joined by Carole Bouquet, Sofia Coppola, Leila Hatami, Jeon Do-yeon, Willem Dafoe,...

Opening: THE BLING RING, Robbing Celebrities And Falling Flat

"A somewhat alarming portrayal in a rather unassuming guise," Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring opens in limited release in the U.S. on Friday, June 14. The film stars Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Israel Broussard, and is based...

Cannes 2013 Review: THE BLING RING Pawns Character for Coolness

It's difficult to talk much about Sofia Coppola's latest The Bling Ring without addressing this year's other cute-teens-as-criminals film Spring Breakers -- so let's just get the comparisons out of the way right off the bat. While both films...

Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING to Open Cannes 2013 Un Certain Regard

While there are a ton of rumors floating around about what films will be announced at tomorrow's Cannes Film Festival press conference, we have one official announcement we can share right now. Cannes has announced today that Sofia Coppola's...