Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema,... See full summary »
A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.
An irreverent take on Mozart's relations with the three Weber sisters: Louisa, whom he loved, but who didn't love him; Constanza, whom he loved and married; and Sophie, who loved him but ... See full summary »
The great French actor, Marcel Dalio, who has the lead role in Jean Renoir's THE RULES OF THE GAME, also appears in Renoir's GRAND ILLUSION. In both films he plays a character who is Jewish... See full summary »
Rappaport's film is a series of vignettes that show our "casual relations" in various senses of the word. Most insightfully and most directly, the most memorable scene in the film, in which a male and female ex awkwardly talk as they drive to a hotel to "reacquaint," with the Stones' "Under My Thumb" playing all the while, shows how casually we consider our relations to others and how casually we consider the relationship between pop culture and everyday life. There are some other great scenes: a man tries to pick up another man at a disaster film documentary screening; a woman poses for a nude photographer as the photographer castigates his wife and child; a woman makes a stag film, and we are uncomfortably shown a great deal of the film; a woman shoots a man, and the scene is replayed several times, with different narration (from the woman or the man) each time; a man begs God to help him through a bad drug trip; a woman watches countless old films on her T.V. There's an awful film-within-a-film about vampires too. The film is very different from the documentaries that Rappaport is known for. It's worth tracking down.
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