Black Venus

Black Venus (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 165 minutes approx. I’m wondering if Abdellatif Kechiche is capable of making a film of reasonable length. Looking at his resume, only one runs under two hours and that is only by a few minutes. In between 2007’s 150-minute Couscous and 2013’s 3-hour … Continue reading Black Venus

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle)

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle) France (2013) Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche Hype comes in many forms - through either bludgeoning mass media promotion or a reputation stemming “high brow” critical acclaim. The big winner of this year’s Cannes film festival falls into the latter category and thus it is with a combination of … Continue reading Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle)