Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle) France/Belgium (2017) Dir. Michaël R. Roskam Is it worth falling in love? I know you can’t control who you fall in love (or so they say) with but surely, when you know that person is a wrong ‘un then common sense would dictate you get away from them sharpish, … Continue reading Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes) France (2015) Dir. Elie Wajeman “Love made me become an anarchist” As good a reason as any I suppose, but it turns out love was the downfall for the titular anarchists in this second feature from up-and-coming French director Elie Wajeman - that and a pedestrian script for what could have … Continue reading The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)

Down By Love (Éperdument)

Down By Love (Éperdument) France (2016) Dir. Pierre Godeau It’s interesting that prison films involving male inmates usually focus on the violence and the struggle to survive in such harsh surroundings; films set in female prisons tend to follow more of an exploitation agenda. By the very nature of its plot, Down By Love is … Continue reading Down By Love (Éperdument)

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)