Michelle Orange

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  • 7 months ago | Film Reviews

    In the opening moments of Two Days, One Night, a working-class Belgian woman named Sandra (Marion Cotillard) wakes from a midday nap, takes a phone call, removes a tart from the oven, pops a pill and begs herself not to cry. With a sense of having...

  • The Dardenne brothers, Luc and Jean-Pierre, are known to explore characters trapped by social and economic circumstance, challenging with curiosity and compassion the assumptions attached to the lives of less fortunate others. With Two Days,...

  • Our story resumes: Having found a love-like feeling for Jerôme (Shia LaBeouf), "restful domestic comfort" has, at the outset of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume II, robbed the young Joe (Stacy Martin) of her orgasm. Naomi Wolf...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    Our story resumes: Having found a love-like feeling for Jerôme (Shia LaBeouf), “restful domestic comfort” has, at the outset of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume II, robbed the young Joe (Stacy Martin) of her orgasm. Na...

  • Two words uttered in the dark-- "What happened?"-- open The Square, Jehane Noujaim's powerful, exacting depiction of Egypt's struggle for meaningful change. Noujaim follows activists from their early 2011 jubilation, through the...

  • 8 years ago | Film Reviews

    Casting Nicole Kidman as The Golden Compass's glacial, intractably smooth megalomaniac Mrs. Coulter is no less inspired for being obvious. Indeed, she was the first and only choice for director Chris Weitz, who adapted this first installment of Ph...

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