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  • 'The Conformist,' a ridiculously gorgeous movie about a twisted little shit

    'The Conformist,' a ridiculously gorgeous movie about a twisted little shit
    A beautiful irony lies in the fact that one of cinema’s great creeps skulks through one of the most exquisitely designed and lensed films ever made. After all, what Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) wants most of all is for his life to look right—the appearance of propriety, a respectable marriage, a cozy relationship with the right people. In a word, as he puts it, “normalcy.” But Marcello is a grasping, cowardly borderline sociopath in pre-war Fascist Italy, so “normal” is a fraught concept. If writer/director Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 classic “The Conformist” were any less entrancingly easy on the eyes, it would be hard to watch.
  • "Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

    "Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming
    Hey, remember the major motion picture “Black Swan”? If you enjoyed that movie as a Psychological Drama, or as a Horror movie—but not as, uh, a Comedy, as some have—then you will appreciate this film starring J.K. Simmons, who...

    'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups

    'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups
    This slow-burning marriage drama starts out like a luxury travel-magazine ad for vacation porn. Healthy, lovely Swedish couple Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and their healthy, lovely kids Vera (Clara Wettergren) and Harry...

    'The Blue Room' a potboiler about thinking with your dick (or not thinking at all)

    'The Blue Room' a potboiler about thinking with your dick (or not thinking at all)
    The Blue Room Directed by Mathieu Amalric This woozily terse potboiler, adapted from a 1963 Georges Simenon novel, begins with a kiss, or, perhaps more properly, a bite. Esther Despierre (Stéphanie Cléau) has bitten Julien Gahyde, played by director...

    "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't

    "Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't
    In many black homes, parents give their children “The Talk.” It covers everything from how full capitulation during interactions with cops can save your life to how some whites will be convinced they know everything about you before they...