Review: Young and Beautiful

Francois Ozon’s latest film, Young and Beautiful (or Jeune & Jolie), tells the tale of a teenager named Isabelle – a headstrong young lady with a strong curiosity for all things sexual. One night, she loses her virginity to her German boyfriend. From there on, she decides that she cannot get enough. She becomes a […]

Review: Last Tango in Paris

This review may contain spoilers. Last Tango in Paris was released in 1972, and is considered a landmark film, as it was intended to usher in a cinematic movement of adult-themed films, the goal of which was not to titillate the audience with sexual imagery, but to deal with sexuality in a mature and reverent […]

Review: The Dreamers

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers is one of the best films of 2003. To call it a masterpiece would not be an exaggeration. Sadly, it seems that many critical circles have forgotten the film, with many labeling it as a “lesser” entry in Bertolucci’s filmography. As for me, it ranks alongside Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris […]

Review: The Beast

The Beast is one of the most controversial foreign films to come out of the seventies, and now the people at Arrow have given us a chance to view it in all of its shocking glory. Walerian Borowczyk made a name for himself in the seventies by making artistically and technically accomplished erotic films, beginning […]