Bernard Rose deserved a better career. Virginia Madsen: BABE!
After Beau Travail, Denis’s films become even more cryptic, slipping deeper into the shadows. Her films are sexual but not necessarily sexy; she looks at the human body as a curio, as something that corrupts and can be corrupted, not with the scopophilic longing of most directors. Consider the lugubrious Trouble Every Day, or the cruel and unbidden revelations at the end of Bastards, a film so dark it’s nearly aphotic—these are films that do no compromise, that offer no…