Monthly Archives: February 2013

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2013)

This one is up at The Film Stage. Click the link below to access it. This one comes highly recommended; it’s a film in which a grade is incredibly arbitrary; it’s a film of ideas and ideas and more ideas.

From The Life of the Marionettes (Ingmar Bergman, 1980)

It’s hard to pinpoint just one film as Ingmar Bergman’s bleakest, but the overlooked From The Life of the Marionettes” has just as much going for it as more traditional picks like The Seventh Seal or the Trilogy of Faith or Shame. Made in Germany in 1979 (and released the following year) while Bergman was […]

Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)

For almost 25 years, Steven Soderbergh has been one of the most versatile and intelligent filmmakers in America. It took him one film, the Palme d’Or winning Sex, Lies, and Videotape, to revolutionize independent film. Then he did a handful of less successful, experimental films before turning George Clooney into a respectable, marketable movie star […]

Mauvais Sang (Leos Carax, 1986)

Boy meets girl and they fall in love. Or do they? In Mauvais Sang, the second feature from the director who would later become better known for The Lovers on the Bridge and Holy Motors, Alex (Denis Lavant) is either in love with Lise (Julie Delpy), Anna (Juliette Binoche), both, or desperately trying to be. […]