Eternity and a Day

Theo Angelopoulos' 1995 film Ulysses' Gaze clocked in at three hours, sent some viewers scrambling hastily for the exits, and left others hunting for superlatives like "masterful," "powerful," and "brilliant." It is certainly not a film for the Star  ...

The Gift

Bowl (Large) Khokhloma painting on wood is a traditional type of Russian decorative work. Several arcs cross in The Gift. Cate Blanchett is in ascendance, as the film adds another great performance to her relatively short but  ...

High Fidelity

Noting that pop music is a lot about heartbreak, misery, and loss, Rob (John Cusack) addresses the movie audience directly and muses, "Do I like pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because I listen to pop  ...

Journey from the Fall

The fall in Journey from the Fall refers to the fall of Saigon in 1975, a tumultuous time when American forces withdrew in defeat and American allies among the Vietnamese were left to cope with the conquering North Vietnamese  ...

The Love Letter

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive The title is probably a mistake. It immediately puts you on guard: Watch out for the soap!  ...

The Mother and the Whore

The best film released in 1998 was made in 1973. Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore is a bracing, difficult work, unflinching in its ambivalent depiction of the emotional maelstroms of sex. A critical and commercial success upon  ...

The Perfect Storm

In October 1991, Hurricane Grace collided with a Canadian low pressure center and a cold front off the New England coast. This freakish combination of forces produced what meteorologists called "The Perfect Storm" – a Force 12 monster packing  ...

Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes)

“I liked you, Macaroni,” the gangster tells a comrade who’s made a fatal slip-up in Rififi, “but you know the rules.” Indeed, every moviegoer in the world understands the rules in Jules Dassin’s 1955 crime classic. But Rififi (the  ...

Sidewalks of New York

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's The One) wrote, produced, directed, and stars in Sidewalks of New York and he acquits himself in  ...

Stolen Kisses

Francois Truffaut’s charming 1968 romantic comedy, Stolen Kisses, opened in France four months after the paralyzing May strikes by students and workers that nearly succeeded in toppling the government of President Charles de Gaulle. The film was so thoroughly  ...