THE LESSON (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alice Troughton’s The Lesson is an enthralling, captivating tale of ethics both personal and professional that sucks us in from its enigmatic opening and remains unrelenting in its suspense throughout. With its recent world premiere at Tribeca, its immaculate casting and watertight screenplay by playwright Alex MacKeith make The Lesson one of those rare viewing experiences where – when we are so clearly in the hands of people at the top of their game – we’re able to surrender completely to the experience, with the fully intuitive feeling of trust that nothing here will be predictable or pedestrian.

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JULIE DELPY on MY ZOE, Motherhood, DNA and Touching – Jeanne Wolf interviews (Exclusive)

Julie Delpy doesn’t like like to be thought of as a movie star, but the problem is she is so electrifying as an actress that we have to think that way. It began with her first role at 14 in Godard’s The Detective. Then there was the Three Colors trilogy and the enduringly popular trilogy Before Sunrise and Before Sunset and Before Midnight. She actually co-wrote the last one. Julie is, as we are reminded in her latest feature, Zoe, a talented writer and director.

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MY ZOE – Review by Loren King

Julie Delpy’s intriguing My Zoe is an intimate and ambitious take on motherhood that mixes heart wrenching divorce drama, science fiction and thorny moral questions regarding reproduction. Delpy, who wrote, directed and stars in the film has, in her sophisticated seventh feature, taken on a complex, ultra modern subject. This is the kind of movie with a plot twist so crucial that one can’t divulge it.

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MY ZOE – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Ever since I first saw Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise, the first film in Richard Linklater’s top-notch romantic trllogy, I’ve always found her to be casually mesmerizing and naked with her feelings in a way that only a handful of actresses could ever achieve. That is also true with her latest project, “My Zoe,” where she proves to be a triple threat as the female lead, director and writer.

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MY ZOE – Review by Jessica Kiang

There are two films in Julie Delpy’s ambitious, sharply-made but unbalanced My Zoe. There’s the scabrous relationship melodrama, about bitter exes sharing custody of a beloved child, which contains the story’s most potent emotions. And there’s the sci-fi-inflected ethical-dilemma grief movie, which houses its most provocative ideas. Both have much to recommend them, not least Delpy’s lithe filmmaking.

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Digging Deeper into Toronto Festival Films – An Overview by Janice Page

Toronto International Film Festival was overrun with big movies about and by Bostonians. While headlines were grabbed by predictable awards-season

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 27-May 3: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Opening May 1, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest instalment in the superhero franchise from writer/director Joss Whedon. This time round, the Avengers must team up to defeat the villainous Utron (voiced by James Spader). Read on…

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