Tosca (Metropolitan Opera, NR)

October 15, 2009 0

Bondy’s production is eclectic, combining an essentially spare approach in the sets and costuming with some additional bits of stage business which are true to the characters.  

Still Walking (IFC Films, NR)

October 15, 2009 0

After a successful trot around the film festival circuit, Still Walking further proves what a confident and reliable director Kore-eda has become.  

Beauty in Trouble (Menemsha Films, NR)

October 13, 2009 0

The film is built from a series of short scenes, a technique that allows the story to unfold gradually as the connections among the characters are revealed.  

Paris (IFC Films, NR)

October 8, 2009 0

This Paris is too obviously populated by attractive stereotypes performing their designated roles.  

Il Divo (Music Box Films, NR)

September 10, 2009 0

Il Divo is an astonishing movie about an astonishing man, and the greatest marvel may be that it was made at all.  

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