Pleasant Quartet Is the Anti-Amour

Review of Quartet, Directed by Dustin Hoffman, and Amour, Directed by Michael HanekeBy CHRISTIAN HAMAKERAfter seven Oscar nominations and two wins as an actor, Dustin Hoffman moves behind the camera for Quartet, his official directorial debut. (The actor co-directed Straight Time in 1978, but went uncredited.) The results aren’t award-worthy, but they’re pleasant enough, and they stand in stark contrast to Amour, another film about the life of the elderly, but one that has generated five … [Read more...]