Month: June 2015

“Rosetta” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Rosetta (1999; Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes There persists an idea that the Dardenne brothers create aimlessly verisimilar films, but now that I’m five movies deep into their filmography (deep enough to create my first Dardenne Brothers Power Rankings), it’s clear that they shrewdly […]

La Promesse (1995) Dardenne brothers

“La Promesse” Movie Review by Mike Dub

La Promesse (1996; Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub In the hands of the right filmmakers, adolescence provides fertile ground for exploring the conditions that shape society. Far from just the finite crises of finding acceptance, achieving arbitrary victories, beating up a bully, and losing […]

The Apu Trilogy Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Pather Panchali (1955; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: A Aparajito (1957; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: B+ The World of Apu (1959; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes The original negatives for Indian legend Satyajit Ray’s groundbreaking “Apu trilogy” were damaged in a fire in 1993.  However, they […]

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