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Film, Desperate Housewife: <i>The Private Lives of Pippa Lee</i>

Desperate Housewife: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Rebecca Miller's fourth feature may be the only film you'll ever see with Cornel West and Monica Bellucci in minor roles. But it is also immediately recognizable as the millionth iteration of a sheltered, middle-aged suburban housewife who has a…
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Film, Rose in Bloom

Rose in Bloom

When the great playwright Arthur Miller died in February, many admirers took stock again of his most enduring creation, Willy Loman. A delusional idealist who finds himself failed and felled by the American dream, the tragic hero of Death of…
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Film, Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead

Each of the beautifully made vignettes that comprise Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity glimpses a young woman caught at a crossroads, faced with an important decision, and about to experience one of those rare dilations of vision that can change an…
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Mommie's Demons

In Angela, Anna Thomson's face looks like a smashed wedding cake: once a beautiful spectacle, now a shapeless ruin. Thomson plays Mae Levesque, a young woman whose pop-music aspirations have crumpled under the twin burdens of failure and family. Within…
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