Do audiences ever truly forget they are watching actors?
“When you're known, you have maybe 15 minutes to make people accept that you are the character you are supposed to be,” Catherine Deneuve was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald last Saturday. But Revolutionary Road is a film t...
Holocaust drama pulls its punches.
The Reader is a weighty film that explores the degrees to which guilt and responsibility linger for Germans living in the shadow of the Holocaust; though for convenience and palatability, the themes of subterfuge, shame and betrayal are boiled...
Flu thriller finds true host in Soderbergh.
Several times in Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s eerily realistic depiction of a worldwide pandemic, the filmmaker elevates Cliff Martinez’s dynamic score above the dialogue in scenes of early responders taking stock of a fast rising death toll on...
The reverberation of the French Revolution`s guillotine is still ringing in our ears when we meet the Marquis in the insane asylum of Charenton where he`s been incarcerated for crimes not specified in this film. Is he mad, this man of letters...