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The Pensive Fairy Tale of Le Havre

‘Just think, they never sleep!’ ‘And why not?’ ‘Because they never get tired.’ ‘And why not?’ ‘Because they’re fools.’ ‘Don’t fools get tired?’ ‘How could fools get tired!’ – Franz Kafka, Children on a Country Road As an American considering … Continue reading

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Michael Haneke’s Amour

Sometimes the value of a movie can’t be explained in the typical words we use to generally analyze. Sometimes a film ascends the notion of plot, story, narrative, or driving action to be something entirely emotional. Something that cuts deeper. … Continue reading

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Yearning for Reality, Italian Style

Where Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah incited shock in international cinema by exposing the violence that incarcerates modern day Naples, his follow-up, Reality, speaks to many of the stereotypes the world already possesses for Italy. Fit with meatball Italians in tight pants, … Continue reading

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Holy Motors About To Land On US

Leos Carax’s new film, Holy Motors, has been playing to perplexed audiences since it first screened at Cannes earlier this year. It currently has a 92% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and began rolling out to select theaters yesterday. Carax’s … Continue reading

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Mess, Stink, Love, and Humidity: The Paperboy

Pauline Kael famously said, “Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.” If you haven’t heard it yet in reference to The Paperboy, I assure … Continue reading

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