PRIDE & PREJUDICE (Joe Wright, 2005)

Whatever its shortcomings, of which there are a few, Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice may well prove to be what Much Ado About Nothing (1993)—which has a few shortcomings of its own—is for the 1990s: the most purely entertaining film of its decade. Witty, fiercely feminist, strangely moving and, above all, deliriously romantic, it is […]

PARIS, JE T’AIME (twenty different filmmakers, Emmanuel Benbihy, 2006)

I cannot imagine, nor do I wish to imagine, anyone’s not cherishing this rich, funny, heartrending entertainment. Paris, je t’aime consists of eighteen short films, each by a different filmmaker or pair of filmmakers, each located in a different district or section of the City of Lights. It is a single film, however, a unified […]