Peter Debruge

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‘Triangle of Sadness’ Review: Ruben Östlund’s Latest Satire Puts Privilege Through the Wringer

The closer you look at the subject of beauty, the uglier it appears. Meanwhile, wealth is obscene from practically every angle. Irreverent Swedish satirist Ruben Östlund gets right up in there, probing...

Peter Greenaway Reflects on Career While Finishing First Film Since 2015

Right off the bat, Peter Greenaway wants to make clear that he’s never really taken himself seriously as a filmmaker — although like so many of the paradoxes that comprise Greenaway’s identity,...

‘I Am What I Am’ Review: Popular Chinese Toon Elevates a Low-Class Reject Into a Lion Dance Champ

A ridiculously satisfying underdog sports story set in the highly specialized arena of Chinese lion dancing, “I Am What I Am” features a plot familiar enough that it could have been generated...

‘Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Review: A Fearless Calista Flockhart Tears Into Zachary Quinto in 60th Anniversary Revival

The trick of stage acting comes in playing the same thing every night as if it were happening for the first time, right there in front of the audience’s eyes. But once-controversial...

‘The King’s Daughter’ Review: Imagery Outstrips Imagination in Pierce Brosnan’s Long-Delayed Mermaid Movie

In frilly YA frivol “The King’s Daughter,” Louis XIV (an awkwardly bewigged Pierce Brosnan) orders a mermaid captured and brought back to Versailles, so that he might sacrifice the creature during a...

Nicolas Cage’s 11 Craziest, Nicolas Cage-iest Performances, From ‘Pig’ to Playing Himself

In “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” Nicolas Cage tackles one of his most out-there roles yet: a capital-A Actor named Nicolas Cage, who’s adored by fans all over the world for...

‘The Tale of King Crab’ Review: A Loner Follows His Heart (and a Bright Red Crustacean) on a Singular Treasure Hunt

In the Italian town of Vejano, local hunters gather to share stories rich enough to inspire movies. Over the past decade, filmmakers Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis have been dutifully...

‘The Bubble’ Review: Judd Apatow Makes a Bad Movie About a Worse Movie Made During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was hard on everyone, not least of all Judd Apatow. Among the many casualties was his last movie, “The King of Staten Island,” which was supposed to open the...

Peter Debruge

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