Monthly Archives: May 2011

Incendies and the Continued French-Canadian Art of Ruining Good Endings with Bad Epilogues

Aaron: Oooh – look at us! Two French-Canadian films in a row! We’re such North Americanphiles! (Poutineophiles!) Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies (which Villeneuve adapted from a play by Wajdi Mouawad) tells the very complicated story of Nawal Marwan (Lubna Azabal). As … Continue reading

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22-Year-Old Auteurs Make Alex Swoon and Aaron Feel Insecure; or, We Review ‘Les Amours Imaginaires’

Alex: Google Translate tells me that Les Amours Imaginaires, which one might think translates to “The Imaginary Loves,” actually does translate to Heartbeats, the U.S. title of the film. Must be an idiom or something. When I changed the translation … Continue reading

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If This is Tuesday, It Must Mean Werner Herzog Has a New Movie

Alex: The latest documentary from the prolific, ingenious, maddening, wildly inventive Werner Herzog is Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a 3-D exploration of the Chauvet Cave in France, which was discovered in 1994 and which contains the oldest known cave paintings … Continue reading

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Jeanne Dielman is Your Mother; or, Alex and Aaron Watch a Three-and-a-Half-Hour Movie

Aaron: In an effort to make this blog-reading experience more wonderful for you, dear reader, Alex and I have decided to blog occasionally about older films that we think are relevant or beautiful or terrible.  (You see how I broke … Continue reading

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