Film Review: Farewell, My Queen (2012)

My interest in the French Revolution began several years ago. I was in Paris and shamelessly decided this was where┬áI'd read Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities for the first time. Putting aside the face-palming aspects of that decision (cause, you know, I must have looked REAL cool reading THAT book in THAT city), I…Read more Film Review: Farewell, My Queen (2012)

Film Review: Melancholia (2011)

In Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, two women confront a dreamlike apocalypse - manifested in the form of an oncoming planet and in the murky nature of the human mind. For director Trier, who has often been accused of nihilistic wallowing, Melancholia represents a clear rebuttal. Oh course, there is plenty to be depressed about in…Read more Film Review: Melancholia (2011)