Franju’s perverse and poetic French classic is at once lyrical, haunting, and deviant, an elegantly horrifying classic of sadism and shadowy grace.
Olivier Assayas’ Summer Hours (France, 2008) plays like a miniature, a small film of small dramas in the scope of large lives. Mortality once again hangs over the story of a family estate and the rich treasures of art history that goes with it. Family matriarch Helene (Edith Scob) has preserved the country home of […]
From its enigmatic opening scenes, which sends the viewers into a mysterious voyage a la Alice through the looking glass that ends up in a movie theater, Holy Motors (2012) is a celebration of the magic, imagination, and primal power of the movies. Director Leos Carax celebrates his love (as well as his criticisms) of […]