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V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
Frankie

Film Review

Frankie

European idyll appears comfortable in first gear

Award-winning, non-Hollywood filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to theaters with all the trademark elements necessary for an art house drama in tow. His latest indie, Frankie, boasts a star-studded cast, an exotic locale, 90 minutes worth of dysfunctional family drama and a tone so low-key it couldn’t possibly overexcite its target audience of retirement age moviegoers.
V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017
“I’ll take two.”

Film Review

Elle

Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self

Alibi film expert Devin O’Leary discusses Paul Verhoeven’s latest work, Elle.
V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Louder Than Bombs

Film Review

Louder Than Bombs

Grief drama cripples three men with a bad case of the feels

Grief porn has an eye for the small stuff but offers little in the way of answers, explosions or conclusions.
V.20 No.1 | 1/6/2011
Isabelle Huppert takes the road less traveled.

Film Review

White Material

French filmmaker approaches African civil war from a pale perspective

Over the past 20 years, French filmmaker Claire Denis (Chocolate, Beau Travail, Trouble Every Day, 35 Shots of Rum) has created a résumé filled with naturalistic, character-driven dramas that play compare/contrast games between lovely, static-shot landscapes and harsh human conditions. Time and again, she finds herself returning to colonial Africa—not too surprising, as she grew up there, the daughter of French civil servant. Her latest film, White Material, is among her most involved examinations of war-torn modern Africa and the death rattle of European colonialism.

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