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Driving M Philippe

Rich Man, Poor Man, and Earth, Wind and Fire

Movie Reviews  A fabulously wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet of Tell No One) hires an ex-con from the projects (Omar Sy) to take care of him in The Intouchables, which in March became the top-grossing non-English-...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Ann Lewinson

Kind Stranger

The Dardenne Brothers lighten up

Movie Reviews The Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L’enfant, Rosetta), who stumbled a bit with their last film, Lorna’s Silence, have made a winning comeback in The Kid with a Bike, a coming-of-age tale abo...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Ann Lewinson

Bard Meets CNN

A tragedy gets transplanted to our short-attention era

Movie Reviews The impoverished masses rage against the wealthy 1 percent as soldiers return from a long-running war and an “outsider” candidate contends with a fickle electorate in Coriolanus, which might have been rippe...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Ann Lewinson

Comic Strip

The life and times of a French provocateur

Movie Reviews Serge Gainsbourg has no American equivalent. The homely and hard-living French singer-songwriter’s astoundingly wide-ranging output was often overshadowed by his affairs with the world’s most beautiful wome...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Ann Lewinson

The Pictures Got Loud

A French love letter to American silent cinema

Movie Reviews Hard on the heels of Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s mash note to Georges Méliès and Harold Lloyd, comes the considerably less expensive—and considerably more charming—The Artist, a black-and-white, nearly word...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Ann Lewinson

The Funeral Crashers

Gus Van Sant’s troubled teens, this time in vintage attire

Movie Reviews If you are a 12-year-old girl who has never seen Harold and Maude, you may find yourself in some kind of heaven watching Restless.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Ann Lewinson

Someone in a Tree

Antichrist's lead actress is at one with nature once more

Movie Reviews The redoubtable Charlotte Gainsbourg emerges unscathed from Antichrist, Lars von Trier’s 2009 succès de scandale, as the pointedly named Dawn O’Neil, a newly widowed mother of four, in The Tree. French fi...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Ann Lewinson

In Connemara

A great cast can’t save this arch Tarantino rip-off

Movie Reviews Playwright Martin McDonagh, who made an exciting transition to film with the crime comedy In Bruges, is one of a kind. His brother John Michael McDonagh is another matter entirely.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Ann Lewinson
 
 
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