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The Dopes Saying the Movies Are Dead Haven't Seen the Moving, Tender 'A Man Called Ove'
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:15 a.m. by Nick Schager
Movies about grumpy old men learning to lighten up thanks to colorful neighbors are hardly novel. And yet A Man Called Ove (based on Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel) works its well-worn conceit to effective heartstring-tugging effect. ...
'Love & Friendship': Adapting Austen, Stillman and Beckinsale Convince That They’re Masters
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. by Alan Scherstuhl
In his archly empathic comedies, Whit Stillman has long chronicled the uncertain ways that young people of privilege launch themselves into worlds too in decline to offer them much. The deb-ball life of Metropolitan or the nightclub...
Operatic French Concoction ‘Marguerite’ Is Tough-Minded About Quirkiness
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:35 p.m. by A Wolfe
Willful ignorance as a character trait typically evokes annoyance in those who witness it — at least in real life. In many French films, however, a character who's willfully ignorant is portrayed in the twee manner, encouraging us t...
Spanish Drama ‘Flowers’ Never Quite Blooms
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7 a.m. by Abby Garnett
Hailing from the Basque Country of northern Spain, the languid drama Flowers is a film with an identity problem. Its focus shifts between Ane (Nagore Aranburu), a timid woman who is told at the start that she's going through early m...