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  • Magic in the Moonlight 2014

    ★★½ Watched 10 Jul, 2014

    'Magic' falls well within the pattern of the past decade or so, where we’ve seldom seen two unequivocally great Woody Allen pictures in a row ('Tall Dark Stranger' and 'To Rome with Love' on either side of 'Midnight in Paris,' for example, or 'Rome' and this film bookending 'Blue Jasmine'). Its serious undertones aside, the film seldom delivers the laughs such a premise promises; we keep waiting for it to zing, and instead of sort of crawls. It’s strangely overwritten…

  • Donkey Skin 1970

    ★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    What an oddity. The production is charming, and Deneuve is as fetching as ever, but Demy simply can't transcend the inherent goofiness of the material.

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