BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Review

     October 25, 2013

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Blue Is the Warmest Color opens today in limited release.] I have to give credit where credit is due, and my colleague Adam Chitwood perfectly described …

TIFF 2013: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Review

     February 10, 2015

I have to give credit where credit is due, and my colleague Adam Chitwood perfectly described Blue Is the Warmest Color when he said after the screening, “It’s epically intimate.”  At three hours, director Abdellatif Kechiche’s romantic drama lets us …

THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN Criterion Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Just like the belly-dancer who performs in its climactic scene, The Secret of the Grain is a film padded with fat.  The dancer unashamedly jiggles her ample midriff and writer/director Abdellatif Kechiche unapologetically fleshes out his bare-bones plot to a …