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Reviews for Andrzej Zulawski’s ‘Cosmos’

COSMOS, directed by Andrzej Zulawski“Bizarre, brilliant, and grotesquely funny.” – Daniel Bird, Film Comment

“Witty and energetic.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

“‘Cosmos’ is an absurdist comedy.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“From the hold-music smooth-jazz score to the overtly theatrical performances, everything about Cosmos is designed to confound.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

“Feels, like so much of the inimitable Polish director’s work, as if it was beamed in from another galaxy.” – Keith Uhlich, Brooklyn Magazine
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Brattle Film Notes for Miyazaki’s ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Husbands’

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Gilda’

Reviews for ‘Black Girl’

BLACK GIRL (La noire de…)“A remarkable personal-is-political drama, set in barely postcolonial Senegal and France.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“Ousmane Sembène’s groundbreaking film dazzles 50 years on.” – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

“Sembene keeps his metaphors under control, and the result is a message movie with an unusual depth of characterization.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“Formally spartan, Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl is dense with cool fury.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice  More »

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Double Indemnity’

Supplemental Reading for ‘Black Girl’

BLACK GIRL (1966)There’s no better way to beat the late summer heat than here at the Brattle. And beginning August 12th, we’ll be screening our brand new restoration of Ousmane Sembene’s BLACK GIRL, the 1966 African classic, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Often said to be the first real African film by an African director, BLACK GIRL is rich in its characters and imagery, and we’ve compiled a list of supplemental readings to get you ready for the film—whether it be a rewatch or if you’re seeing the radical film for the very first time.  More »

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Let the Right One In’

Reviews for ‘Kaili Blues’

KAILI BLUES poster★★★★ “Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“First-time writer-director Bi Gan and cinematographer Wang Tianxing infuse the imagery with a feeling at once otherworldly and familiar — the kind of thing you can’t put a name to but would swear you’ve already experienced.” – Michael Nordine, Village Voice

“Dazzling originality.” – Andrew Chan, Film Comment  More »

Brattle Film Notes for ‘A Cat in Paris’

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