Céline Sciamma’s 2007 Water Lilies is undoubtedly a hard act to follow. With her debut feature film selected for the Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ as well as winning the prestigious Louis-Delluc award, Sciamma is a promising new contender on the French cinematic scene. But rather than swaggering up to the plate, her second offering follows [...]
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When I imagine what it’s like to work within the hallowed walls of the New York Times I envision raucous editorial meetings in smoke-filled rooms with a craggy editor banging his fist on a table and exclaiming ‘God damn it, isn’t anyone going to go on the record with this story?’ Maybe I’ve been by [...]
Pedro Almodóvar is a true behemoth of Spanish cinema. Having directed almost 20 feature-length films, this man could churn out masterpieces with his eyes closed. His most recent release, The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) continues in this vein. An absolute tour de force, this will play on your mind for weeks [...]