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New York 2019 Review: OH MERCY!, Arnaud Desplechin's LAW AND ORDER

Certainly different from any other Desplechin film I have watched over the years, but no less intriguing. The love he has for his hometown and its inhabitants are undoubtedly palpable. Desplechin is a master storyteller and humanist. The film is a very moving experience.

Review: In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Looks Aren't Everything

In the 21st century, how is one to present a fairy tale? There are stories ripe with opportunity to create great visual, frequently with lots of action, but the stereotyping, themes, and gender representation can be a bit tricky in...

New Trailer For THE LOBSTER On Eve Of USA Release

After a long lap around the festival circuit, from Cannes to TIFF and a commercial release in most of Europe at this point, The Lobster, the latest bit of satiric weirdness from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS) nears its domestic release...

SPECTRE: New Trailer Pits 007 Against The Shadows Of His Past

Seems as if this Daniel Craig era of James Bond flicks has been about origins and shared histories and secret-secrets tucked nice and deep underneath even more secrets, which for a spy series makes some sense, especially when it seems...

Berlinale 2014 Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Looks Spectacular, But Story Fails

In the 21st century, how is one to present a fairy tale? There are stories ripe with opportunity to create great visual, frequently with lots of action, but the stereotyping, themes, and gender representation can be a bit tricky in...

Jason Clarke Out, Colin Farrell And Rachel Weisz In For Lanthimos' THE LOBSTER

With the start of principal photography on Yorgos Lanthimos' (Dogtooth, Alps) debut English language feature just around the corner there has been something of a shuffle in the cast with word that previously announced leading man Jason Clarke is no...

Get Behind The Scenes Of Christophe Gans' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Pathe Films has posted a making-of video for Christophe Gans' adaptation of the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast, featuring an interview with the director and screen writer Sandra Vo-Anh.  Unfortunately, its in French so those who don't know the...

French Trailer for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Shows a Dark, Rich Adventure

I'll admit it, I'm still a sucker for a good costume drama/folk tale. Not the Disney-fied ones that sanitize, but ones that harken back to the dark underbelly of those tales are warnings and cautions about morality and behaviour. And...

Destroy All Monsters: Regarding Prosthetic Vaginas

On the subject of prosthetic genitals, as used in a lesbian sex scene: what's the difference? The iceberg of conversation around Blue Is The Warmest Colour has the movie (as a movie) at its tip, while everything below the water...

Review: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Does Coming-Of-Age With Phenomenal NSFW Aplomb

A stereotype used to exist in America that European (and especially French) films were all full of gratuitous sex. Back before the internet, VHS tapes, and days of easy access pornography, young boys would sneak into art house cinemas to...

Jason Clarke Joins Animal-Morphing LOBSTER From Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos has assembled quite a cast for his first English-language project. Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color, pictured below) have joined Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Olivia Colman (I...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In October

October is looking to be one of the best months of the year for independently minded film in the U.S., if only because a handful of titles that have been some of the most anticipated and talked about (and controversial)...

First Look At Christophe Gans' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

At the Cannes Film Festival, Pathé International released the first image for Christophe Gans' adaptation of the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast, featuring a first look at Lea Seydoux (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) as the beauty and Vincent...

Cannes 2013 Review: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Does Coming-Of-Age With Phenomenal NSFW Aplomb

There is a stereotype that used to exist in America that European (and especially French) films were all full of gratuitous sex. Back before the internet, VHS tapes, and days of easy access pornography, young boys would sneak into...