Time was, moviegoers could rely on European films for interesting ideas and unpredictable storylines. But in the 1990s, foreign producers decided that the way into the American film market was to make American-style movies. Since then we have been besieged by a series of lame comedies and generic thrillers that don't come across any better than the homegrown duds. Fortunately there's a countertrend of idiosyncratic European filmmakers -- Almodovar, Patrice Chereau, the Dogme gang, and Mike Leigh among them. To this list belongs Coline Serreau with... More >>>