Evidently, the French-Canadian writer-director Denys Arcand has a tremendous capacity for dividing the art movie/film fest crowd into enemy camps. Arcand's fans see him as a vibrant wit with a supple mind, capable of juggling many ideas at once and spicing his quirky analyses of contemporary society with playful asides and dead-eye satire. Detractors generally see him as a pretentious Baby Boomer who's lost his way in some dense pseudo-intellectual forest, never to emerge. Want to risk a fistfight at the popcorn stand? Just bring up, say,... More >>>