COLETTE (Yannick Bellon, 1951)

Incredibly charming: What else should a documentary about Colette be? In conversation, in her Paris apartment, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, mime, dancer, novelist, wonders whether she should give the green light to a proposed film about the houses in which she lived. “I’m no longer photogenic,” she insists; nearly 80, marriages, affair with a stepson and intermittent […]

MY MEXICAN SHIVAH (Alejandro Springall, 2007)

Although Morirse está en Hebreo is certainly not so wonderful as Daniel Burman’s best Argentinean films, it is wonderful—despite the carping of reviewers taking aim at its ethnic composure, stereotypes and seedy sidelights. “Armed with broad humor and scant insight,” one such reviewer writes, “[director] Alejandro Springall settles for shooting gefilte fish in a barrel”—a […]