Love and Friendship (2016)

Love and Friendship (2016)
“Austensibly an Adaptation” In 1995 and 1996, a post-modern cult of Jane Austen developed around a number of audio-visual adaptations of the early nineteenth-century British novelist’s works, including Ang Lee’s of Sense and Sensibility (1811), starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet; a television miniseries of Pride and Prejudice (1813), starring Colin Firth; and three versions ...

The Lobster (2016)

The Lobster (2016)
“Wherefore the International Art Cinema?” As I sat watching Yorgos Lanthimos’ elegant new film, The Lobster (2015), I was struck by how out of time it seemed. It is an exquisite piece of international art cinema, seemingly released fifty years too late. In the middle of the 1960s, such films proliferated around the world, with ...