LITTLE WOMEN (Gillian Armstrong, 1994)

Gillian Armstrong, whose sensitive, delightful High Tide (1987) starring glorious Judy Davis is among my favorite Australian films, has done nearly as well with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Unlike the 1949 version by Mervyn LeRoy, which is treacle, Armstrong’s version bears comparison with George Cukor’s 1933 sentimental classic. No less than Cukor, Armstrong brings […]

MY NAME WAS SABINA SPIELREIN (Elisabeth Márton, 2002)

Including letters, photographs, other documents, dramatic reconstructions in the form of vignettes, Elisabeth Márton’s Ich hiess Sabina Spielrein comes from Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland. Spielrein was a Russian Jew who, as a teenager in 1904, became the patient of Carl Jung before becoming a psychoanalyst herself, in particular, a pioneer in the field […]