Resnais undercooks theatrical reflection.
World cinema is not without its mysteries (why has nobody noticed that Hong Sang-soo has been making the same movie for the past eight years? how come no one’s seen through Naomi Kawase yet?), but few are as baffling, or as frustrating, as this:...
A silly but convincing movie courtship.
CANNES: Alain Resnais, they keep reminding us, is 87 years old and still working. That would be astonishing if he were an astronaut repairing orbiting spacecraft or a champion triathlete, but film directing is a profession in which, physical...
Avoids cliché at every turn.
Artist-turned-director Julian Schnabel is not known for his restraint; his previous cinematic forays (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) have made him seem like an American Ken Russell, revelling in self-indulgence. But this time around, confinement...
Magnificent performance from Almaric carries wonderful adaptation.
Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir The Diving Bell And The Butterfly is a memoir that can’t help but make you appreciate life. Now director Julian Schnabel, working from a script by The Piano’s Ronald Harwood, has fashioned a wonderful adaptation that...