Movie reviews

Surviving Picasso (1996)

“May you be painted by Picasso!”—Parisian curse James Ivory’s Surviving Picasso (1996) is a fascinating failure.  It’s as if someone made a pretty good film about

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Jesus of Montreal (1989)

Early on in Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal, René (played by the phenomenal Québecois stage director Robert Lepage) warns fellow actor Daniel (Lothaire Bluteau) that

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Tango (1998)

“When I recall you, beloved tango, I feel the earth moving under our feet As we danced, and hear the rumbling of the past. Mother

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Alaska (1996)

Well, this is going to be different.  I’ve never reviewed half a movie before.  It’s sort of an ideal situation for a critic:  I get

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