Editor’s Note: Grace

“In this film I wanted to say the sum of who we become is thanks to the people we meet.” – Danielle Arbid on Parisienne (Peur de rien) In the aftermath of the bombings in Beirut and Paris, I found myself searching for something in the world that resembled beauty, kindness, and yes, grace. After […]

The Bourgeois Out for Blood: Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger

“For me there are two things: action and reflection. And I find that I’m more into action.” – Catherine Deneuve Female vampire mythology has long traded on erotics and unquenchable sexuality. From Theda Bara’s kohl-eyed, fangless silent movie-era “vamps,” to the bayou night-dwellers of True Blood, these creatures embody a lethal exceptionalism. Freed from the […]