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  • 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...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    You'll witness no border-crossing histrionics in writer-director Antonio Méndez Esparza's first feature, which translates as "Here and There"; the film is as simple, straightforward, and elegant as its title. Featuring a cast of nonprofessi...

  • Private dramas unfold against the backdrop of broader historical terrors in Sally Potter's absorbing coming-of-age drama Ginger & Rosa, set in London in 1962 as fears of nuclear war loom. For Ginger (Elle Fanning), the more central of the...

  • End of days or the beginning of new ways of seeing? Fittingly, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan, an all-senses-consuming chronicle of a fishing trawler, takes its title from the sea beast described in the...

  • Though Snitch loudly announces itself as a social-issues movie, its nominal outrage over the severity of our nation's sentencing laws for first-time drug offenders is quickly subsumed by a jacked-up narrative of a father going to extremes...