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  • New York has often been the setting for films about heroin addicts, with titles ranging from Shirley Clarke's cinéma-vérité-tweaking The Connection (1961) to Slava Tsukerman's new-wave cult classic Liquid Sky...

  • 1 month ago

    New York has often been the setting for films about heroin addicts, with titles ranging from Shirley Clarke's cinéma-vérité-tweaking The Connection (1961) to Slava Tsukerman's new-wave cult classic Liquid Sky (1982) mining the...

  • Antagonism, aggression, and the apocalypse prove to be potent stimulants in Thomas Cailley's winning first feature, Love at First Fight. (The original French title, Les Combattants -- "The Fighters" -- avoids the dopey pun that...

  • 2 months ago

    Antagonism, aggression, and the apocalypse prove to be the most potent stimulants in Thomas Cailley's winning first feature, Love at First Fight. (The movie's original, straightforward French title, Les Combattants — "The Fighters" — a...

  • 3 months ago

    In the 60 years since she made her first film, the inexhaustibly curious Agnès Varda, who turns 87 next month, has always worked outside the limits of either/or. "What I'm trying to do — what I've been trying to do all along — i...

  • 3 months ago

    Michel Houellebecq is France's most famous contemporary writer, owing in no small part to controversy that he either stirs up or can't escape from. In 2002, he was tried for (and eventually acquitted of) "inciting racial hatred" for calling Islam ...