Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Critics Rave for THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

From The New York Times: Pawn, Prize and Beauty, So Submit She Must By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: April 14, 2011 SpacPermalin There are times when the lights are low and the bodices have been gently loosened that “The Pr …

Salon on Tavernier’s THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER: “A DELICIOUS FRENCH BODICE-RIPPER!”

From Salon.com: “The Princess of Montpensier”: A delicious French bodice-ripper A gorgeous cast and a vivid glimpse of 16th-century love and life make “Princess of Montpensier” a delight by Andrew O’Hehir Every name-brand French director has to take  …

CERTIFIED COPY Opens to Rave Reviews

From THE NEW YORK TIMES: On the Road, Packing Querulous Erudition By STEPHEN HOLDEN Published: March 10, 2011 The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s delicious brain tickler, “Certified Copy,” is an endless hall of mirrors whose reflectio …

Critics show lots of love for Dolan’s HEARTBEATS!

From THE NEW YORK TIMES: Three to a Bed, but No Funny Stuff By STEPHEN HOLDEN Published: February 24, 2011 “Heartbeats,” a fluffy romantic soufflé, is introduced by an epigraph from the French poet Alfred de Musset: “The only truth is lo …

LOVERS OF HATE is a NY Times Critics Pick!

Fraternal Rivalry and Failed Ambition By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS Published: February 10, 2011 The bond between two brothers becomes irretrievably twisted in “Lovers of Hate,” an unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition …

Manohla Dargis’ rave review of COLD WEATHER

Between the Lines of Daily Living, Connecting the Dots That Matter By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: February 3, 2011 Low-key and lovely, the independent movie “Cold Weather” opens with a shot of raindrops clinging to a pane of glass, a fitting int …

NY Times Rave for THE TIME THAT REMAINS

In Nazareth, Human Comedy as Wind Rustles the Olive Branches By A. O. SCOTT Published: January 6, 2011 “The Time That Remains” is described by its subtitle as the “chronicle of a present absentee,” a paradoxical formulation that reveals a lot a …

A.O. Scott RAVES for SECRET SUNSHINE

Fierce Tests of Endurance and the Resilience of the Spirit By A. O. SCOTT Published: December 21, 2010 “Secret Sunshine” — a 2007 film by Lee Chang-dong now making a tardy but welcome American debut — takes place in a South Korean town call …

WHITE MATERIAL Opens in Los Angeles – LA TIMES Raves!

Claire Denis’ WHITE MATERIAL opens today at the Sunset 5 in Los Angeles! It’s Kenneth Turan of the LA Times pick of the week: “With so many worthy Hollywood films coming out every week (this is the awards season, after all), serious filmgoers are u …

The New York Times & Village Voice Rave for WHITE MATERIAL!

Hanging on for a Dear Way of Life By MANOHLA DARGIS Early in Claire Denis’s powerful, agonized film “White Material,” you see a woman in a short pink dress, Maria — played by a sublime Isabelle Huppert — hanging off the back of a bus. The s …


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