Archive for tag: Isabelle Huppert

Film Review: ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’

18 September, 2014 (06:30) | by Robert Horton, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

A suicide attempt, hauntingly staged: Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) walks across a New York City bridge on a pleasant day, and at one point abruptly dodges out of frame. The startled reaction of a passerby tells us where she goes. The rest of the movie is an attempt by Eleanor—and her family, friends, and husband Conor […]

‘Amour': True love

18 December, 2012 (16:25) | by Kathleen Murphy, Film Reviews | By: Kathleen Murphy

Austrian director Michael Haneke has often been accused of casting a cold, even sadistic, eye on the characters who suffer through cruelly uncompromising films like Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Caché, and The White Ribbon. That detached, clinical style, demanding, above all, that we watch and be implicated in what happens on-screen, informs Amour as […]

White Material – DVD of the Week

11 April, 2011 (18:19) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

White Material (Criterion) Claire Denis’s debut feature, Chocolate (1988), took on the legacy of French colonialism in the West African country of Cameroon through the eyes of a young French woman recalling her childhood growing up in the tensions of race, class and dislocation. Thirty years later she returned for White Material, which takes on […]

“Directing doesn’t start on the floor”: Claude Goretta and Isabelle Huppert Interviewed

16 August, 2010 (05:06) | Actors, by Judith M. Kass, Interviews | By: Judith M. Kass

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August 1978] The Lacemaker (La Dentellière) was shown in the 1977 New York Film Festival. Claude Goretta, the director, and Isabelle Huppert, who costarred with Yves Beneyton, were interviewed before the film had opened commercially. The Lacemaker is the story of a young girl, employed at a beauty parlor, […]