Charles Gillibert

Movie Review: Lost in Paris (2016)

As the year ends and holidays approach, more and more Oscar bait gets churned out for Academy consideration. Lost in this glut is the release of lesser-known foreign films that get quickly shoveled into American obscurity after getting viewed by a privileged select few. Lost in Paris, sadly, will likely become of those undiscovered gems….

Movie Review: Personal Shopper (2016)

Philosopher Henri Bergson said that once people begin sensing that something is amiss and start looking for answers, “inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to […]” In Personal Shopper, French director Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria”) succeeds in reminding us, as Shakespeare suggested, that there…

Movie Review: Desierto (2015)

I’m thinking of a movie. It stars a man and a woman struggling against the elements to survive a vast, empty, lonesome, and perilous environment on their journey home. Oh, and it’s directed by someone with the last name of Cuarón. Anyone care to take a guess? If you guessed “Gravity,” you’d be correct. But…

Movie Review: Mustang (2015)

“I feel the air flowing for life’s in full swing, so tell me why I cannot breathe” — Kate Rusby, Falling Since the dawn of human history, men’s ability to suppress the rights of women has been a measure of their power. Despite our social advances, even today women are often put into categories such…

Movie Review: Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

Realizing that she can no longer play the roles she played when she was twenty, the now forty-year-old European actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche, “Godzilla”) faces the consequences of the passage of time. Nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2014, Olivier Assayas’ (“Something in the Air”) Clouds of Sils Maria explores the life…

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