Girlfriends: Second Births
With rare immediacy and subtlety, Claudia Weill’s low-budget feature debut explores how the fraught dynamics of women’s friendships can be every bit as complex as a love affair.
iClouds of Sils Maria
In Olivier Assayas’s 2014 film Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart play out a story centered on the complexities of female relationships, the making and undoing of boundaries between people, and our anxieties about the passag…
Ace in the Hole: Noir in Broad Daylight
The Earrings of Madame de . . . :The Cost of Living
The Life and Death and Life of Colonel Blimp
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s adroit masterpiece is war film, dark comedy, historical drama, poignant romance, and a portrait of the modern woman.
That Hamilton Woman: Real Love/Reel Love
Claire’s Knee: Rohmer’s Women
Of Rohmer’s six moral tales, none seems more indigenous to cinema than Claire’s Knee, the joint in question, that of a pretty blonde teenager on a ladder, becoming the fulcrum of an exquisite dissertation on the perversity of desire.