HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Playing the headmistress of a 1960s “homemakers’ institute,” Juliette Binoche spends the first part of the French dramedy How to Be a Good Wife in trim pastel suits, knee-length skirts, and scoop-necked tops. She snips flowers while wearing gloves, pours tea with her legs crossed in heels, and showers herself in douses of perfume and hairspray. Then, she discovers pants.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK July 14-21: THE MIDWIFE

motw logo 1-35Two women, one old wound, and a whole lot of wine. Boiled down to its essential ingredients, Martin Provost’s new film The Midwife is diverting enough, filled with small pleasures, and sometimes that is enough. Continue reading…

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