Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: François Ozon’s Farcical The Crime Is Mine Caps Outstanding Year at the Movies 

After adapting Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant in Peter von Kant (2002), and tackling medically assisted suicides in Everything Went Fine (2021), a youthful gay […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: French Auteur François Ozon Brings Heart and Humor to Moving Family Drama Everything Went Fine

Filmmaker François Ozon (8 Women, Swimming Pool, Under the Sand) has never shied away from storylines or themes that have the capacity to make us uncomfortable with our own thoughts, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Fassbinder Gets a Gender-Swapped, Wickedly Funny Update in Peter von Kant

In the 1972 Rainer Werner Fassbinder film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, the lead character was a female fashion designer who ungracefully bows out of a relationship with […]

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Film, Film & TV

Review: Summer of 85 Weaves Death Into a Seaside Love Affair

How can you not love a story of young romance set in a candy-colored beach town in Le Treport, Normandy? All the ingredients are there. Gorgeous scenery. Two beautiful young […]

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Dispatch: Chicago Film Festival Wraps 56th Edition with Sold-Out Drive-Ins and Ongoing Virtual Screenings

One Night in Miami

Though it might be hard to tell without the red carpets and packed movie houses, the 56th Chicago International Film Festival has been happening all week, with virtual screenings, post-film […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Real-Life Scandal Drives Gripping, Devastating By the Grace of God

By the Grace of God

If the idea of yet another film about the devastatingly rampant child sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic church sounds about as enticing as a root canal, consider the fact […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: Frantz, Quietly Devastating

Celebrated French director François Ozon (The New Girlfriend, Swimming Pool, Under the Sand) turns his attention briefly away from France, toward a small town in post-World War I Germany, focusing […]

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