Landscape

A doctor blows cigar smoke down the throat of a boy choking on a berry and miraculously saves his life. The widow of a clockmaker--so passionate that only the most sturdy flowers survive in her garden--promises a soldier  ...

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!  ...

Man of the Century

Johnny Twennies is a fast-talking reporter for a minor metropolitan newspaper who pounds out his columns on a manual typewriter by day and takes his best girl out to "hit the town and drag a sock" at night. In  ...

The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate opens with a short and simple camera movement that finds the crepe-edged comedy in the final moments of a man’s life – it’s vintage Roman Polanski. The horror genre has been degraded for so long that  ...

Orphans

Orphans, the new film from writer-director Peter Mullan, begins with a long take of four siblings gathered around their mother’s coffin on the night before her funeral. Awash in grief, and self-conscious of their behavior in front of each  ...

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki is a name currently unfamiliar to most moviegoers, but revered as a deity among those who spend much of their time playing arcane card games in the back of comic book shops. The cult following that has  ...

Regret to Inform

Thirty years after the death of her husband in the Viet Nam war, Barbara Sonneborn creates a tribute to his memory in a documentary film, Regret to Inform. It would be easy for the sophisticated viewer to glibly label  ...

Romance

Embellished Organza Dress Set by P.I. Sport N.Y. Catherine Breillat’s Romance opens in mid conversation: Marie (Caroline Ducey) is reacting to the news that her boyfriend Paul (Sagamore Stevenin) no longer wants  ...

Shadow of the Vampire

Moviegoers have been smacking their lips this year for E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire, if only because of its opium-dream casting: John Malkovich as the great German director F.W. Murnau and Willem Dafoe as the actor Max  ...