Amen, the new film by Costa-Gavras, has caused a mild uproar in France and Italy for fusing the swastika and the crucifix in its advertisement posters (in the only poster I saw, the crucifix half had been discretely snipped off).
Nearly everything about Birthday Girl, a black comedy from British director Jez Butterworth, is depressingly mediocre, but it's generating big buzz because of Nicole Kidman's star turn as a Russian mail-order bride (no joke) named Nadia.
Anyone seeking the cinematic equivalent of a migraine should check out Waydowntown, a harsh satire of office culture from Canadian director Gary Burns.
Some call Ridley Scott a stylist. This always bothered me; if anything, the "empty stylistic exercises" that made his career (Alien, Blade Runner) have more to offer in terms of substance and psychological tension than in terms of aesthetic qualities.
Aug 18, 3:24pm
The Center for Student Advising announced changes to the policy regarding medical leave and readmission for Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science students in an email earlier... Read More
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