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After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his  ...

Ludivine Sagnier Interview: culturevulture.net -film review

Here in the United States, the name Ludivine Sagnier may not elicit much recognition from anyone other than young girls who identified with her when she played Tinkerbelle in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan; or perhaps those older  ...

Volver

With Volver Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar seduces his audiences more subtly than in his previous work. The hard, bright visual surfaces of his signature hyperreal style still predominate. But Volver wends its way playfully through Dalí-esque surrealism, nineteenth-century melodrama, pictorial  ...

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You, the feature film debut of TV veteran Gil Junger, has the feel of a TV sitcom. If you've turned on your tube in the last ten years you've run into this formula over  ...

An Affair of Love

Frederic Fonteyne's An Affair of Love opens beautifully, with a shot of a crowded Paris street so out of focus that the image is pure abstraction. Pedestrians begin as enormous blobs of light that only begin to take shape  ...

An Everlasting Piece

Filmmakers travel to Northern Ireland at great peril. It's not that they risk their lives there: who'd waste good bullets on a film crew? No, the real danger is the aesthetic paralysis that inflicts outsiders who shoot in Ireland.  ...

Antitrust

AntiTrust is that rarity among Hollywood films, a perfect match of form and content. This is no compliment: the story harps on the dangers of technology, and the crass, hyperactive storytelling, studded with tacky special effects that were dated  ...

Beau Travail

Suggested reading: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) Herman Melville The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force (1992), Douglas Porch Claire Denis, talking about her new film, Beau Travail, is  ...

Beloved

Beloved (1998) Buy it at Art.com Beloved is a powerful and compelling film about the anguish of slavery, seen primarily in  ...