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L'Astragale (France 2015)

(This is the second film from the Summer of French Cinema – see the earlier posting on Vie sauvage. I’m hoping to get to one more before the screenings end in the first week of August.) 739 more words

French Cinema

1995 Project: Sense and Sensibility

Prestige Literary Adaptations and Costume Dramas are not interchangeable terms, although we often associate one with the other. I think most people made this equivalency in the early nineties, when there was a sudden spike in the audience’s demand for elegant movies that were adaptations of British literary works in period settings. 1,014 more words


Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy

If you know me much at all, you know that I love old books and new books, that I gravitate toward novels that are at least a hundred years old, as well as extremely contemporary fiction. 436 more words

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1995 Project: The Bridges of Madison County

Earlier this year I found myself defending the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie received almost unanimously terrible reviews. I think, in part, because people were ready to dismiss it based on the reputation of E.L. 459 more words


1995 Project Batch 3: A Little Princess, Crimson TIde, and Braveheart

The 1995 Project continues…

A Little Princess (Directed by Alfonso Cuarón)
One of the weirdest facts about cinema is how hard it is to make a good (let alone a great) movie that is told from the perspective of a child. 2,159 more words


Pilgrimages - "Gemma Bovery"

Gemma Bovery (2015; Dir.: Anne Fontaine)


By Daniel Barnes

*Plays at the Crest Theater in Sacramento on Saturday, June 20, at 4:20 p.m., as part of the 2015 Sacramento French Film Festival, and opens next week in the San Francisco Bay Area. 152 more words


Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 2015)

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to watch the new version of Thomas Hardy’s famous story just a few days after seeing the restoration of the 1967 film… 764 more words

British Cinema