Spoofing the Cold War mindset and the spy movies it spawned, French film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a cinematic bon bon with a crunchy nut at its center. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka Agent 117 in the Office of Strategic Services,
Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) is Ferris Bueller by way of Rushmore’s Max Fischer: an aristocratic freak with a compassionate streak. There’s something about Charlie, a bracing mix of maturity and naïveté, that makes him the ideal confidante for fellow students at West Summit, a Connecticut
Solitary boys find unlikely companions in The Red Balloon (1956) and White Mane (1953), two gorgeous fables from French filmmaker and photographer Albert Lamorisse (1922-70). Long out of circulation, these shorts have been lovingly restored under the supervision of Lamorisse’s son Pascal, who appears in
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are exceedingly winning as the fictional star-crossed lovers on this real life ill-fated voyage, and James Cameron uses their class-conscious romance to show a broad view of the ship and its passengers.
Like the undead, the Bradys always rise again. The Brady Bunch was on the air for five seasons (1969-74) and a total of 117 episodes, but found cult fame as the ubiquitous rerun of the 1970s (which spawned a cottage industry of television spin-offs and