Isabelle Huppert

The Criterion Shelf: Four Trilogies

The Criterion Channel has put together small collections of films by noted filmmakers past and present, choosing three each to represent the essence of their work. 

Happy End Review

Anyone anxious to experience some slow burn misery on the big screen this winter needn’t worry. Austrian auteur Michael Haneke is back with the delightfully ironically titled Happy End.

Elle Review

Bolstered by Isabelle Huppert’s magnificence, Elle is simply astonishing.

Fast Five: Claire Denis

Not familiar with the work of masterful French filmmaker Claire Denis? With a retrospective of her work about to kick off at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Thursday and a new film opening this Friday, here are five great places to start and become acquainted with one of the most boundary pushing and thoughtful filmmakers working today in our new series we like to call Fast Five

TIFF 2013: Abuse of Weakness Review

Abuse of Weakness Masters Director: Catherine Breillat Despite an almost terrifyingly realistic leading performance from French cinematic icon Isabelle Huppert and the technically adroit direction of master filmmaker Breillat, Abuse of Weakness is almost dishearteningly repetitive and illogical. Which is all the more upsetting since the film dramatizes an actually heartbreaking moment in Breillat’s life. […]

The New Old: Robbin’ and Stealin’

This week's archival home entertainment column looks back at Michael Cimino's infamous box office flop Heaven's Gate, the strangely forgotten about Steven Spielberg hit Catch Me If You Can, and the classic noir The Postman Always Rings Twice.