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  • 15 years ago

    Last time you heard so much accordion, chances are it was polka and you were drunkenly foraging through your grandparents' vinyl. Or maybe you were in New Orleans for a weekend of debauchery and zydeco. But what the amorphous Parisian band Les Pri...

  • 15 years ago

    "If you stay here too long, you don't think of guys at all. You get out of the habit." Film Forum might as well post this warning from the bleak 1950 noir Caged during its touching, sexy, sad, and often hilarious "Sapph-o-Rama" series. Books like ...

  • 16 years ago

    On May 13, 24 countries will send dignitaries to Stockholm, as the Globe Arena hosts a landmark in European history. Tickets sold out in mere hours, and the organizers have threatened to hold a "sparkling and colourful event." With emissaries name...

  • 16 years ago

    Claire Denis's Beau Travail breathtakingly juxtaposes textures and colors—bodies against rocks, rocks against water, water against bodies—without ever feeling labored or precious. The movie's formal beauty is due in no small part to Deni...

  • 16 years ago

    "It's a great struggle to make movies for children," says Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki, who has always strived to reconcile an essentially pessimistic worldview with a sense of responsibility to his young audience. That such a filmma...

  • 17 years ago

    The relationship between cinema and television in France has mostly been fraught with tension, envy, and misunderstandings. But in recent years ARTE, a small French-German television station, has helped to mend the fracture by rethinking the role ...

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