Nicolas Rapold

 

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  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Kirby Dick's last documentary was titled Outrage, but you could call his newest the same thing. A measured, expertly constructed chronicle of rape in the military, The Invisible War is a humane exposé that does not cease to shock. That incl...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    "They were experimenting on themselves," says David Cronenberg, with no small amount of satisfaction, about the psychoanalytic all-stars of his superb new film, A Dangerous Method. It's the dawn of the 20th century, and we are present for the mess...

  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    For a long while, Andrei Ujica's darkly ironic compilation film about dumpy, disastrous Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauescu feels like a pie-in-the-sky daydream. Nicolae toddles about as guest of honor/Mr. Popularity/most valuable comrade at state ...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    Kevin Macdonald's edited compilation of 80,000 donated YouTube videos is billed as a snapshot of the world on July 24, 2010, whatever that would even mean. The resulting object is less about the world than about itself, and feels like a hey-that's...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    Luce Vigo, the French critic and daughter of the beloved Jean Vigo, finds it funny: At 80 years of age, she's asked to reminisce about her father, who died at a mere 29, when she was but a tot. "It is very strange to be the grandmother of my own...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    CERTIFIABLY JONATHAN An uncanny mimic and quick-change improviser, Jonathan Winters is one of those great performers who sweep you along in a flow of natural lunacy, whether by diving into his characters or dropping understated asides. In Jim Past...

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