Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel is back on the slate of revived oldies, and “Tristana,” his 1970 drama about a vengeful inversion of control in a sexual relationship, is the feature attraction.
The film isn’t the best Buñuel, but it is good Buñuel, and coming from the 20th-century artist who created surreal scenarios and sadomasochistic characters with iconoclastic aplomb, that’s enough. Read More
Bonbon cinema it might be, but “Potiche,” written and directed by French shape-shifter Francois Ozon, triggers a smile as its heroine ascends from kitchen-appliance companion to CEO and beyond.
The director’s offbeat efficiency and his stars’ old-pro skills overcome the story’s dated feeling, making for a charming movie. Read More