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Catherine Breillat Returns With Another Powerful Sexual Narrativenew

That drop of menstrual blood at the beginning of The Runaways recurs in Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat’s adaptation of the 17th-century Charles Perrault fairytale.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-25-2010  |  Reviews

'The Last Mistress': Pretentious Liaisonsnew

Once again, Catherine Breillat is unintentionally funny, or, if funny on purpose, then she's really pulled something off.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  10-24-2008  |  Reviews

'The Last Mistress': Controversy Becomes Hernew

The latest titillation from French provocatrice Catherine Breillat is a period piece starring the ever-alluring Asia Argento.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-14-2008  |  Reviews

'The Last Mistress' Frames Intense Performances with Relative Restrainnew

Although it's based on a scandalous 19th-century novel by Jules-Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly, Catherine Breillat's film makes few concessions to the conventions of costume drama.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  07-22-2008  |  Reviews

'The Last Mistress' is Pretty Trashnew

And for the most part, that's all The Last Mistress is--but damned if it doesn't suck you in like a late-night rerun of Rock of Love.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  07-18-2008  |  Reviews

Catherine Breillat Proves She's More Than a Porno-polemicistnew

As if to legitimize her unorthodox approach, the period drama of The Last Mistress brings Breillat into the haughty realm of Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the infamous (often adapted) 18th-century novel of sexual gamesmanship as psychological and political intrigue.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  06-26-2008  |  Reviews

Self-Indulgent Director Deflates Sex Is Comedynew

Breillat's latest offering, Sex Is Comedy, has a misleading title considering how much unfunny hand-wringing Breillat brings to her under-the-covers battleground.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  12-09-2004  |  Reviews

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