Not for Publication (1984): Paul Bartel’s Misspent Misprint

By Rod Lott. Nancy Allen is always engaging to watch but is left to tread water since her screen partner lacks the comic spark the role requires” In part due to her five-year marriage to Brian De Palma, actress Nancy Allen has had to do lots of humiliating and vulnerable […]

Period of Self Discovery: Jonás Trueba’s August Virgin

By Gary M. Kramer. Director Jonás Trueba’s enchanting, leisurely drama, The August Virgin, follows Eva (Itsaso Arana, who co-wrote the screenplay with Trueba) as she wanders around Madrid during the first two weeks of August. Everything and nothing happens to Eva as the hot, languid days go by. (Trueba charts […]