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  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny: What we perceive as — or have convinced ourselves to be — the workings of fate, whether religious or roman...

  • Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny: What we perceive as -- or have convinced ourselves to be -- the workings of fate, whether religious or...

  • 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...