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The Midwife

Catherine Deneuve saunters away with the movie.

By |July 20th, 2017|French|0 Comments

Lady Macbeth

Meet one truly nasty woman. Keenly observed grace notes nudge the film (and the audience) to the edge.

By |July 13th, 2017|Book adaptation, U. K.|0 Comments

The Hero

The material is familiar, but be ready for tears along the way.

By |July 2nd, 2017|Drama, Top Picks|0 Comments

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


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


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