Radley Metzger is a masterful erotic filmmaker. His films are seductive and sexy, and never prurient, or distasteful. One of his greatest achievements is Score, a 1974 feature, based on […]Read more
Gary M. Kramer is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. He is the co-editor of Directory of World Cinema: Argentina. Volumes 1 and 2, and teaches seminars at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Follow him on Twitter @garymkramer.
Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution is a stimulating film series coming to International House, January 10-February 15. Showcasing dozens of international shorts and many X-rated features […]Read more
Twice Born, directed by, Sergio Castellitto, who adapted his wife Margaret Mazzantini’s novel, is a sticky dish of Euro-pudding. Penélope Cruz plays Gemma, an Italian woman who finds herself doing graduate […]Read more
Life is a fictitious narrative, an imaginary construct, proclaims The Great Beauty, a fantastic, hypnotic Italian film about art and folly, nostalgia and distraction, contempt and affection. These big sweeping […]Read more
The pre-credit sequence of Homefront has Phil Broker (Jason Statham), an undercover DEA agent who has infiltrated a biker gang, taking down a meth operation. The action is edited so […]Read more
The Venn diagrams of films about bluegrass music and films about children with cancer overlap in The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Grafting a […]Read more