The School of Flesh

CV loves Isabelle Huppert. She has a fine-boned beauty combined with an intelligence that glows in her eyes. As an actress, she can convey the most subtle emotions and shifts of feeling effortlessly, convincingly, believably. She also - most of the time - has unusually good sense in  ...

La Separation

Early in La Separation, our hero and heroine are at the movies together. There is a long tradition of movie directors making reference to other films and, when they do, students, attention should be paid. In this case, the film within the film is Roberto Rossellini's  ...

Seventh Heaven

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The Seventh Seal

A knight and his squire return from the Crusades to their native Sweden which is ravaged by the plague. The knight encounters Death, but wins a reprieve by challenging the reaper to a game of chess. Thus Ingmar Bergman begins The Seventh Seal, a film that is so densely  ...

Shadow Hours

Ad campaigns commonly focus on the violence or the sex or the horror in a movie because that's what sells tickets - regardless of whether or not the advertised aspect is what is important or central to the product. Shadow Hours' ad campaign features a photo of a body  ...

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 Schreck. Throw in the fact that Vampire is about the  ...

Shaft

Here comes the NYPD's worst nightmare. Hot on the heels of the uproar over Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin" (New York's Finest are boycotting the Boss's string of Madison Square Garden dates over the song inspired by the Amadou Diallo shooting), here's Shaft, featuring Samuel L. Jackson as an ex-cop  ...

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love has been lavished with an extraordinarily talented creative group. CV loved director John Madden's earlier films, Mrs. Brown and the sadly underrated, extremely powerful Ethan Frome, both rather serious films. Here Mr. Madden brings his skills together with the great British writer of literary comedy and  ...

Shampoo

It's election day, 1968, and Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty) is applying for a loan to start his own salon. The loan officer, taking in George's windswept bouffant and lack of any tangible assets, sizes him up as a hippie and condescendingly denies the loan. George responds  ...

Shanghai Noon

Blue Lotus of the Nile Nymphaea caerulea, also known as Blue Lily Organically grown and processed Pure dried flowers and nothing else Makes a great smoke. Shamanshop.net Ten years ago, when Jackie Chan was still barely a rumor in the United States,  ...