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  • A (Slightly) Lighter Shade of Dark with ‘Dark Horse’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 18, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    The last time I interviewed Todd Solondz—one of independent cinema’s most acidic provocateurs—he joked that his agents were thrilled with his black comedy “Dark Horse” “because there’s no child molestation, masturbation or rape in it.”

    “I was being a little bit flip,” Solondz said...

  • A (Slightly) Lighter Shade of Dark with ‘Dark Horse’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 18, 2012 | 5:24 pm

    The last time I interviewed Todd Solondz—one of independent cinema’s most acidic provocateurs—he joked that his agents were thrilled with his black comedy “Dark Horse” “because there’s no child molestation, masturbation or rape in it.”

    “I was being a little bit...

  • Once Upon a Time in a Midlife Crisis

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Yvan Attal huddles on a velvet couch in a corner of the cavernous Chateau Marmont lobby, a study in nervous energy. The Israeli-born French actor-director, who is charming if energetic, furrows his brow and runs his fingers through his tousled black hair. It's not hard to...

  • Far From ‘Divine’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Divine Intervention" by Israeli Arab filmmaker Elia Suleiman is going to delight some people, anger others and put still others to sleep.

    It has been embraced by European and most American critics as a brilliant absurdist comedy, recalling the style of French director...

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