Tag Archives: Olivier Assayas

May 11

Clouds of Sils Maria – Olivier Assayas includes and subverts the male gaze. (Theatre Review)

“We are made to need other people, we have no choice, yet we don’t know how to be with them. Not safely.” (From The bitter tears of Petra Von Kant, Play by Fassbinder) To imagine Clouds Of Sils Maria is a film about aging and the way an older actress might see herself reflected in […]

December 01

Something In the Air – Olivier Assayas remembers what was never grasped. (Film Review)

If books, film and art were not dangerous, they wouldn’t need to be burned, banned or derided, but it is possible that the destruction of powerful art isn’t as prevalent as necessary, because there is no doubt it is one of the signposts that informs our choice of reading material.  In the 1933 riots in […]