Aaron Cutler

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  • Around 3 million Polish Jews -- about 90 percent of the population -- were killed by the Nazis. A few thousand gentiles sought to save the rest.

    The new Polish film Ida considers this time from the vantage point of 1962, rendered...

  • Tenderness fills Patrice Chéreau's films both as safe haven and as weaponry. It can be found throughout Queen Margot (1994), a tale of romance in a bloody era (whose script Chéreau and co-writer Danièle Thompson...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    The French film, opera, and theater director Patrice Chéreau, who died this past October at age 68, once told an interviewer that he saw human relations as being like rugby or football, in which "everybody is intertwined, and trying to kick...

  • In May 1962, a cease-fire was declared with colonial Algeria, marking the first time in 23 years that France was not at war. Filmmaker Chris Marker and cinematographer Pierre Lhomme took to the streets of Paris that month with a handheld camera...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    In May 1962, a cease-fire was declared with colonial Algeria, marking the first time in 23 years that France was not at war. Filmmaker Chris Marker and cinematographer Pierre Lhomme took to the streets of Paris that month with a handheld camera (a...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    "When Beeswax came out in 2009, I felt like there was a sense in the world of, 'Well, that's another one of the same from him,'" writer-director Andrew Bujalski says by telephone. "That frustrated me. I wanted to shake everybody by the collar and ...