Catherine Breillat’s Wandering Beauty

Alice Gregory | July 15th, 2011
Catherine Breillat’s kinky retelling of Sleeping Beauty, like her version of Bluebeard from 2009, is art directed with the specificity of a bad LSD trip. A list of visual ...

In Terri, the Ache of Our Former Selves

Alice Gregory | July 8th, 2011
It’s not often that we’re genuinely forced to remember the worst time in our life. In most movies that depict the daily horror of high school, we’re meant to relate to ...

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

Alice Gregory | June 3rd, 2011
Woody Allen’s newest film, Midnight in Paris, is like one of his Without Feathers-era short stories: part-silly, part-profound, and totally reliant on premise. To enjoy the ...

Le Quattro Volte’s Wordless Thrill

Alice Gregory | April 22nd, 2011
I was instructed not to read anything about Le Quattro Volte before seeing it. This was clearly strategy on the part of my companion to get me to go at all. The film had come ...

The Scorched Souls of Biutiful

Alice Gregory | February 17th, 2011
Even the most spice-tolerant gourmand will tell you that excess heat can obliterate subtle seasoning. And like a too-generous sprinkle of chili powder, overabundant pathos can ...