Film: “The Beguiled”

Film remakes can be tricky things, especially when the original is not an undisputed classic. I saw the original of The Beguiled over forty years ago. Starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Don Siegel, I enjoyed it but it was not a success. He played a wounded Yankee soldier in the Civil War who stumbles…

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Film: “Elle”

If I were to introduce a “veteran screen actress who is beloved by fans all over the world”, you’d have a good selection of women to pick from. Judy Dench, for instance, would certainly be one top choice. But if I were to add that the most recognizable traits of the characters she plays are…

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Tribeca 2016: A New Documentary Star

https://filmfestsalon.com/subscribe/ What will surely be one of the strongest contenders in the documentary category isĀ “haveababy”, directed by Amanda Micheli. And, as it happens, it would never have been made if not for the very strong personal connection Amanda had with its subject, IVF, or in vitro fertilization. In our candid interview, she said that she…

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