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A magnificent melodrama

‘Round the bend

“If anyone calls, just say I died.” “Yeah? How long you gonna be dead?” “I dunno. A couple days or so.” – John Cassavetes, as Robert, to wife Gena Rowlands, as Sar...
Some utterly disillusioned folks just hangin'

Godard’s second first film

Jean-Luc Godard called Every Man for Himself (1980) his “second first film,” and I don’t hesitate to say that while the impact of Godard’s first first film, Breathless (1960) ...
Julianne Moore as Alice

The milquetoast of human kindness

Based on neuroscientist Lisa Genova’s eponymous bestselling novel, Still Alice charts the experiences of an otherwise healthy, active, middle-aged woman afflicted with early onset AlzheimerR...
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EFS Film Series: Make Us Laugh

“Every comic character is a type. … it is comic to wander out of one’s own self. It is comic to fall into a ready-made category. And what is most comic of all is to become a categor...
Oh, me? Just doing a little scribble, really.

Master of light

This latest and visually loveliest film from Mike Leigh is a study of the English Romantic landscape painter J M W Turner (1775 – 1851), whose work functions as both subject and inspiration—an openin...