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Late last year, we spoke to “Pineapple Express” director David Gordon Green about his plans to make a new film based on Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic “Suspiria.” At the time, he said the success of low-budget horrors like “Paranormal Activity” had made something like “Suspiria” a tough sell in Hollywood. Apparently, it wasn’t too […]
It seems strange that it’s taken this long for Claire Denis and Isabelle Huppert to work together on a film, but whatever the reason, it was worth the wait. Denis’s “White Material,” featuring the legendary actress as a white African farmer who insists on staying in her home even though her war-torn country is descending […]
Last year I was lucky enough to see Isabelle Huppert live on stage, in Robert Wilson’s take on Heiner Müller’s “Quartett.” The play was an uber-modernist and somewhat intolerable take on “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” But it was all worth it to see the Ice Queen in person, as intimidating and terrifying as ever. When she […]
With “White Material,” director Claire Denis goes back to Africa, where she was raised and where, over 20 years ago, she located her first film, “Chocolat.” Set in an unnamed country on the verge of civil war, “White Material” follows Maria (Isabelle Huppert), the manager of a coffee plantation, as she struggles to pull together […]
If you feel like you’ve seen this week’s new slasher flick “The Stepfather” before, you probably have, even if you’re not a fan of the 1987 original starring “Lost”‘s Terry O’Quinn. That’s because the family-bands-together-to-fend-off-the-one-member-who-turns-on-the-rest trope is at the heart of dozens of horror movies. Need proof? Here’s a list of ten different types of […]