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So far Caroline Ely has created 78 blog entries.

Beatriz at Dinner/Sami Blood

Two movies take on the concept of privilege from the outsider’s point of view in very different ways and epochs.

By |June 16th, 2017|Indie, Scandanavia|0 Comments

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

The annual festival offers a rich and wide-ranging cross section of new Italian films.

By |June 6th, 2017|Featured, Italy|0 Comments

Like Crazy

Italy casts its golden spell over this ebullient and exhausting take on Thelma & Louise.

By |June 4th, 2017|Italian|0 Comments

Violet

In its stylized way, Violet highlights a particular kind of masculine stalemate.

By |May 11th, 2017|Foreign, Teen|0 Comments

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, adapted from a Guy de Maupassant novel, charts a young bride's slide into disaster with a hushed, pensive air that builds to panic.

By |May 4th, 2017|Book adaptation, French|0 Comments

Graduation

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu skillfully genre-hops, with forays into kitchen-sink drama, morality play, and even psychological thriller.

By |April 6th, 2017|Foreign, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Death of Louis XIV

The Sun King is going down. The monarch’s eyes, baleful, shrewd and world-weary all at once, take in the royal court’s intrigue around his approaching death.

By |March 30th, 2017|French, Top Picks|0 Comments

Personal Shopper

A clammy, lugubrious ghost story that churns up ideas, plots, and motivations aplenty, and then refuses to even deliver a good scare.

By |March 10th, 2017|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Psychological thriller|0 Comments

Catfight

Fancy the sight of two women in a bloody punchfest, a battle royal that makes Fight Club look like a warm-up at a Arthur Murray Dance Center?

By |March 3rd, 2017|Satire, Top Picks|0 Comments