Search Results For: Claire Denis

Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: H-J

Claire Denis achieves great heights in High Life

Written and directed by Claire Denis, High Life tackles a space journey gone horribly wrong and follows a crew of death row criminals on their quest to research black holes. High Life is Denis’ next expert foray into exploring sexuality, human interaction, and the meaning of living—this time in space. (DLH: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 […]

CONTINUE READING
Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

LET THE SUNSHINE IN (2017): Review by Amelie Lasker

Through a repetitive narrative cycle and an intimate arc portrayed by lead actress Binoche, acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis explores how depressing and isolating the search for love can be. (AEL: 3.5/5)

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: B-D

CHEVALIER

In 2000, Claire Denis made Beau Travail, a heart-rendingly beautiful film on men and their impossible quest for male perfection. The unpredictable landscapes of Djibouti and the harsh regiments of the French Foreign Legion put masculinity to test: boys have to become men and men sweat, hit, compete, and kill. In Chevalier, director Athina Rachel […]

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: B-D

BASTARDS

After doing everything possible to remove himself from the entanglements of the family business, “Marco” (Vincent Lindon) is called home & finds the situation much worse than he knew. Quickly enmeshed, he draw others into the s&%t in a doomed attempt to set things right. This new film (directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis) is […]

CONTINUE READING
zPennyRants

Hey, Tony Scott: Say What?!?

I’ve been watching Michael Phillips & Tony Scott enumerate “the best of the decade” every week on AT THE MOVIES, patiently waiting (OK, not so patiently waiting) to see if either of them would include a woman filmmaker on his list. Yesterday I got at least half the answer: no chance Tony Scott will find […]

CONTINUE READING