Film review by Dan Willard. Visages d’enfants (Faces of Children) feels more modern than other films from the same era thanks to its realism and naturalistic acting.
A film like this that deals openly with the subject of prostitution and pokes fun at conventional morality would be impossible to make in Hollywood after the Hays Code began to be rigidly enforced in 1934.
Film Review by Dan Willard. Four years before he made Lost Horizon Frank Capra questioned the perceived superiority of the Western way of life in The Bitter Tea of General Yen.
Film review by Dan Willard. The first three films by Terence Davies, the British director known for The House of Mirth (2000) and Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988).
Film review by Dan Willard. Considered the first truly Norwegian film, Gipsy Anne is the story of an orphan girl who grows up on a farm and is courted by her stepbrother and the farmhand who discovered her when she was an infant.
Film review by Dan Willard. Based on a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, The Juniper Tree, shot in Iceland, was the feature film debut for its star Björk and director Nietzchka Keene.
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