Here’s Lookin at You: Au Revoir Les Enfants

Originally written for scenome.com Heavy is the heart that ages prematurely. If that’s not the message of the 1987 French classic Au Revoir Les Enfants,  then it’s certainly the tone. Writer-director Louis Malle learned this the hard way after, while attending boarding school, he saw three of his schoolmates and his teacher taken away to concentration … Continue reading Here’s Lookin at You: Au Revoir Les Enfants

Here’s Lookin at You: The Public Enemy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2hDKOhS7KM Every great genre has a beginning. Horror movies can be traced back to the Germans, and comedies back to Ronald Regan. But the gangster drama can be traced all the way back to "The Public Enemy", the movie that was Goodfellas before Martin Scorsese was chewing on the pacifier that gave him a super … Continue reading Here’s Lookin at You: The Public Enemy