Film Review: ‘Hadewijch’

★★★☆☆ French director Bruno Dumont, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at both the 1999 and 2009 Cannes Film Festival for his films L’humanité and Flanders, returns with his latest slowburning offering Hadewijch (2009), starring the remarkably talented Julie Sokolowski.Céline (Julie Sokolowski) is an extremely devout theology student living in Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Laura’

★★★★☆  Otto Preminger’s film noir masterpiece Laura (1944) opens with the ominous line “I shall never forget the weekend Laura died”. From there we meet hardboiled NYPD detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) in a stylish New York apartment and observe his interview with the waspish Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb). This Continue Reading