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  • The Dardenne brothers, Luc and Jean-Pierre, are known to explore characters trapped by social and economic circumstance, challenging with curiosity and compassion the assumptions attached to the lives of less fortunate others. With Two Days,...

  • 2 months ago | Film Reviews

    In the opening moments of Two Days, One Night, a working-class Belgian woman named Sandra (Marion Cotillard) wakes from a midday nap, takes a phone call, removes a tart from the oven, pops a pill, and begs herself not to cry. With a sense of havin...

  • The experience of being eluded by Jean-Luc Godard has its consolations, foremost among them the 83-year-old director's prerogative to elude. If a Godard film appears held together by random imagery, whispered non sequiturs, and a roll of duct...

  • Scientists Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, the former a square-ish American ultramarathon runner, the latter a British decadent in the cult-leader mold, both believe aging and death to be a kind of humanitarian crisis in urgent need of...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    Our story resumes: Having found a love-like feeling for Jerôme (Shia LaBeouf), "restful domestic comfort" has, at the outset of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume II, robbed the young Joe (Stacy Martin) of her orgasm. Naomi Wolf documente...

  • Created for German television, the World War II epic Our Mothers, Our Fathers has since aired on Polish, Irish, and Swedish networks, and now finds its way to a theatrical release, retitled Generation War for American audiences....