The Son (2004)

2012 UPDATE: Ten years ago today, Le Fils (The Son) played at the Toronto International Film Festival, sending a second wave of rave reviews around the globe. A few months earlier, the film had inspired audiences at the Cannes Film Festival; it was nominated for the Palme d'Or, won the Ecumenical Jury prize, and lead actor Olivier Gourmet won Best Actor.I saw The SonĀ at Seattle's Grand Illusion theater in 2003, and knew immediately that I had enjoyed a film that would become a personal … [Read more...]

“Enough with the shaky-cam already!”

What's a handheld-camera movie where the shaky-cam technique was a good idea?What's a movie where you found yourself shouting, "Enough with the handheld camera already!" … [Read more...]