Farce, to me, occupies a place between the Shakespearean comedies of people falling in love and the modern romcom. False Confessions is a 21st century update of an 18th century French farce. If it seems stagy it is because of more than just its historical roots.
In Mia Hansen-Løve’s film Things to Come, a middle aged woman faces sudden changes and must set about finding the course she wants for her life.
The American Film Institute has a mission that includes “to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers”. A visible part of AFIFest is honoring the heritage and artists of the past. AFI has especially been interested in noting important women… [Read More]
“It’s twisted.” That brief line of dialogue defines Paul Verhoeven’s Elle in more ways than one. The plot certainly has very interesting turns along the way, but the convolutions of the personalities are what really make this entertaining and interesting. This is an intense psychological thriller, with the accent on psychological. Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is… [Read More]