After enduring a troubled childhood, a woman struggles to find herself in this provocative tale about life's vagaries and ultimate redemption. The film follows the emotional journey of Sabel, a complex woman portrayed as both bad and good, who permanently alters the lives of those in her orbit and who is eventually charged with murder.
In the horror movie “Jessabelle,” a woman returns to her childhood home to recover from a car accident and finds unsettling videotapes of her mother telling fortunes.
2014-11-06 | BEN KENIGSBERG | Read the New York Times Review of Jessabelle
“Elegy” is such a serious, oftentimes grave exploration of desire and the ways of aging that it’s a miracle the two central characters have as much sex as they do.
2008-08-08 | MANOHLA DARGIS | Read the New York Times Review of Elegy
If an award were given to a movie for skillful crowd control, this rich, teeming French farce set in and around Bordeaux in 1940 on the eve of the German occupation of Paris would be a leading contender. Movie stars, spies, government ministers and jailbirds collide in a panoramic gridlock when the advancing German army threatens Paris and the city's upper crust flees en masse to the Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. The film, with many subplots, blurs the line between comedy and epic drama so adroitly that the two styles fuse into something quite original: a lyrical farce that pays homage to its period in any number of ways. Isabelle Adjani portrays a spoiled, pouting movie star whose manipulation of once and future lovers, keeps everybody hopping. — Stephen Holden
2004-03-19 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Bon Voyage