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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...
‘The Second Mother’ Offers a Sharp Brazilian Take on the Upstairs/Downstairs Drama
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 4:47 p.m. by Amy Nicholson
In stretches of South America, where the middle class can still afford a live-in housekeeper, there's a renaissance of the kind of upstairs/downstairs drama that inspired scores of British novels and, later, frothed up into Downton ...