Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »
With the help of a couple of her oddball friends, a woman takes her former lesbian lover to a hotel to convince her that their affair shouldn't end. After much shouting and some sex, things complicate when the lover's husband shows up.
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
It's been many years since I've seen this, given it's rarity (released in 1992 but still not available on DVD, with old VHS copies advertised for up to 150 euros online). The Pixies soundtrack throughout makes for a great atmosphere when combined with stunning cinematography of sweeping beaches and also when Albert and his cohorts drive around at breakneck speed. Crazy kids. I have to confess I barely remember a thing about the plot, just the lasting effect it's had on me.
The main reason I wrote this was really to discover if anyone else has seen it (I see there's only one review on this site, with which I heartily agree) and to try and get some kind of campaign going to get this marvellous film released properly. Given Bruno Nuytten's fame as a cinematographer, it's sure to be very well received.
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