Isabelle Huppert

Film Review: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is an exercise in kindness and couture

It doesn’t seem to matter what time of year it is, there’s always room for a movie like Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris to warm our hearts and prove simple, undemanding counter programming to the usual loud blockbusters, or, in 2022’s case, creepy horror films, that are often occupying the multiplexes. An exercise in kindness…

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Film Review: Greta (Ireland/USA, 2018) is B-grade schlock elevated by A-grade credentials in all the right ways

If there’s a bias I have as a film critic, it is that I have an affinity for seeing established actors give unhinged performances in film that accommodate said performance. Most of these performances are usually in thriller genres, like the psycho-logical subgenre. Yes, the use of the hyphen is intentional, as those films delve…

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Happy End (France, 2017) plays like a greatest hits album for Haneke

Michael Haneke is a bit of a misanthrope, isn’t he? Granted, I haven’t seen all of his films, but the few that I have seen seem to have a very critical view on society and human nature. And compared to mainstream fare, he makes films with plenty of space for the audience to contemplate and…

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