‘The Son of Joseph’ is a pretentious dig at the pomposity of the art world; the lead performance works, but the film’s style is grating.
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Marcel Carné’s ‘Children of Paradise’ shows how magical and enveloping film can be by immersing us in the rhythms and quirks of the theatre and its actors.
As mystifying as it is preposterously entertaining, ‘Holy Motors’ is a cinematic celebration as it is a boundless character study.
The Intouchables is standard, unremarkable, crowd-pandering fare—almost certain to be on the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.
The prolific French director teams up with one of the greatest working actresses for a film that looks fantastic.
I am glad the Chicago International Film Festival brings us a wide variety of films, but this was nothing like ‘Natural Born Killers.’