la fille inconnue

Review: La fille inconnue (The Unknown Girl)

You know that old saying “Lesser Dardennes is still better than most anything else?” OK, it’s not an old saying because I just made it up. But it should be. Because with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes, movies that fall several notches down on their list of achievements are significantly better than the vast bulk of…

By Jonathan Eig
sibling filmmakers o brother where art thou

The Greatest Sibling Filmmakers: Keeping Cinema in the Family

John Michael McDonagh’s new movie Calvary is quite good. And quite difficult. I intend to write about it in some detail in the near future, but I often find it better to think about difficult things for a while before committing fingertip to keyboard. So, in the meantime, I’m using McDonagh as a springboard to…

By Jonathan Eig