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  • For more than two decades, Alain Guiraudie has been unrivaled in depicting desires that upend convention, whether homo or hetero. Guiraudie's most sexually explicit and narratively taut work, Stranger by the Lake — which won the Best...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    For more than two decades, Alain Guiraudie has been unrivaled in depicting desires that upend convention, whether homo or hetero. In the comedy The King of Escape (2009), for instance, a middle-aged gay man falls in love with a 16-year-old girl; t...

  • When Claire Denis's blood-and-lust-filled reverie Trouble Every Day premiered in New York in 2002, it opened on only one postage-stamp–size screen. Now comes the chance to consider anew a hypnotic, unsettling work by one of the most...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    When Claire Denis' blood-and-lust-filled reverie Trouble Every Day, her most maligned project to date, premiered in New York in 2002, it opened on only one postage-stamp-size screen. Now comes the chance to consider anew — or, like this writ...

  • You'll witness no border-crossing histrionics in writer-director Antonio Méndez Esparza's first feature, which translates as "Here and There"; the film is as simple, straightforward, and elegant as its title. Featuring a cast of...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    Aqui y Alla Is Simple and Elegant