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So far Caroline Ely has created 93 blog entries.

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

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

The annual New York festival of French film presents some fine movies this year in a program of high quality overall—women directors especially display a great range of talent here.

By |March 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Speed Sisters

Amber Fares’s documentary follows the Middle East’s first all-female car racing team as its members win races, feud among themselves, and cope with narrow provincial life.

By |February 9th, 2017|Documentary, Middle East|0 Comments

The Brand New Testament

Exploring other worlds, this film inhabits a Terry Gilliam or Michel Gondry zone with a wide-open heart and a supple spring in its step.

By |December 9th, 2016|Comedy, Top Picks|0 Comments