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  • On the surface "demonlover" (2002) and "Boarding Gate" (2007) depart radically from these lyrical dramas, but they aspire to a hard-boiled contemporary poetry.

    Surveyor of Our Landscape

  • Following corporate spies for rival international companies into a violent dreamscape, "demonlover" probes the intersection between reality and the alluring spectacle of manga, Internet porn and 3-D games.

    Surveyor of Our Landscape

  • Its Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) and his centennial celebrations is particularly of note, particularly since it's online. "demonlover:" [T] his elegant cyberthriller captures a certain state of the contemporary world with the acuity, sensitivity, and precision of a seismograph registering the planet's tectonic shifts. "

    GreenCine Daily

  • Updates, 5/21: Dennis Lim, writing for IFC News, finds Boarding Gate to be a scaled-back, quick-and-dirty production - the opposite of Clean (in several ways), a B-movie mutation of demonlover and Irma Vep with a few unavoidable nods to Scarlet Diva, the globe-trotting, ass-kicking calling card of its inimitable star Asia Argento ....

    GreenCine Daily: Cannes. Boarding Gate.

  • You certainly can't accuse the redoubtable French auteur Olivier Assayas, a man capable of both snuff-porn nightmare demonlover and wistful heirloom drama - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Lim is impressed, though he does note that demonlover "start [s] to fissure somewhere around the halfway mark - a detonation that may at first seem Lynchian, akin to the rupture that splits Mulholland Drive in two, though it's more of a terminal hemorrhage in this case."

    GreenCine Daily

  • Olivier Assayas: Six articles on various aspects of demonlover - shortish, but still,

    GreenCine Daily

  • Boarding Gate and the sour futurism of demonlover, Olivier Assayas hoes a more naturalist row with the story of a bourgeois extended family whose summer home becomes the site of conflict and change.


  • There's a breezy, steady tone to Assayas 'film that hasn't graced the versatile director in some time; it's his strongest work since the acidic demonlover. Movie Reviews

  • If Linklater's venture into unabashed commercialism pays off as well as it looks like it will, in terms of both dollars and laughs, based on a viewing of the demonlover is "one of the most fascinating and relevant films thus far in our very young 21st Century."

    GreenCine Daily

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