The Road to Guantanamo

Jamoca Chocolate Kahlua Cake As Michael Winterbottom's exhilarating, infuriating The Road to Guantanamo comes to an end, one of its protagonists delivers an extraordinarily clear-eyed summation of his horrific experiences as a prisoner held without  ...

9 Songs

The film has music by the following groups: Primal Scream Franz Ferdinand Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Super Furry Animals The Dandy Warhols Elbow Sleek aluminum shoehorn from designer Henry Huang Michael Winterbottom's  ...

Notre Musique

What's most disarming about Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique is its simplicity. After the puzzling opacity of his 1990s films and the intricate push-pull narrative of In Praise of Love, this triptych political essay seems almost too direct. The  ...

Rosenstrasse

In early 1943, a group of women began to gather outside a detention center on the Rosenstrasse in Berlin. They were "Aryan" wives of Jewish men who had just been arrested after years of being systematically disenfranchised. The Rosenstrasse  ...

The United States of Leland

In prison awaiting trial for the murder of a retarded boy, an articulate, too-sensitive-for-this-world teenager (Ryan Gosling) renames his social science workbook “The United States of Leland” and fills its pages with an attempt to tell his story. He  ...

Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage)

In 1949, Georges Franju directed his first film, a short documentary entitled Blood of the Beasts. A rigorous, unflinching study of a slaughterhouse shot through with echoes of both the Surrealists and the death camps, it is at once  ...

Demonlover

Olivier Assayas' demonlover is this decade's Diva. Sumptuous but empty, it's a film so chic you should see it right now, because it will start looking dated sometime next week. demonlover is a cloak and dagger espionage movie  ...

The Magdalene Sisters

The Magdalene laundries were Catholic sweat shops posing as homes for wayward Irish girls, where residents were expected to renounce their pasts and "clean the soul to remove the stench of the sins you have committed." Humiliated and beaten,  ...

A Woman is a Woman (Une Femme est une Femme)

"I don't know whether this is a comedy or a tragedy…" mutters Jean-Claude Brialy in A Woman is a Woman, just as he's realized how far his girlfriend Anna Karina will go to get pregnant. Turning to face the  ...

The Hulk

As a comic book, Stan Lee's The Hulk is pure pulpy trash: Frankenstein meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, seasoned with a dollop of pop Freud. A fifteen foot tall green behemoth of rage and aggression, Hulk is the  ...