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FREE online seminar from Rand: Beyond the Internet: Predicting the Future of Computing Technology Spy Game is just that - a spy thriller that, in the tradition of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, deals  ...

The Class (Entre Les Murs) (2008)

The Class (2008) Entre Les Murs Directed by Laurent Cantet Written by Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau Starring: François Bégaudeau, Franck Keita, Esmeralda Ouertani, Rachel Régulier, Wei Huang, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquel, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Juliette Demaille,  ...

La Ronde

Other reading: The Cinema of Max Ophuls: Magisterial Vision and the Figure of Woman (1995), Susan M. White The Blue Room: Freely Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde (1999), David Hare The Road into the  ...

All the Pretty Horses

There have been few as eagerly (and nervously) awaited adaptations in recent years as that of Cormac McCarthy’s 1992 novel All the Pretty Horses. McCarthy’s tactile, intensely visual prose always seems ready to erupt into cinema inside the mind;  ...

Anna and the King

In 1862, an English widow named Anna Leonowens became court teacher to the enormous brood of Mongkut, the King of Siam. Her story, best known from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, is usually told as  ...

Baise-Moi

How far out does a movie have to be for it to get banned in France? Baise-Moi (Fuck Me), the film that Virginie Despentes adapted from her novel and co-directed with Coralie Trin-Thi, can’t be shown in its home  ...

Brokedown Palace

There is nothing wrong with Brokedown Palace that a tighter screenplay couldn't have fixed. The photography is first-rate, Claire Danes (Little Women, My So-Called Life) is excellent and the rest of the actors are more than adequate. The story  ...

Frequency

Time travel has long been a favored theme among science fiction fans. Literary works like H.G. Wells' The Time Machine have crossed-over to general interest readers, and, of course, the movies recycle the premise frequently. Some films, like  ...

God Said ‘Ha’

Cancer Combat: Cancer Survivors Share Their Guerrilla Tactics to Help You Win the Fight of Your Life (1998), Dean King (Editor) No More Bad Hair Days: A Woman's Journey Through Cancer, Chemotherapy and Coping (1997), Susan Sturges  ...

Hideous Kinky

. My movie friend, the Romantic Comedy Wimp, with whom I saw Gillies Mackinnon's new film Hideous Kinky, loved it. Since it had beautiful scenery (filmed in Morocco in palettes of glorious yellow and burnt orange), mystical music from the  ...