The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

The Odyssey (L'odyssée) France (2016) Dir. Jérôme Salle Jacques Cousteau is a name that many young people today might not be familiar with as much as us oldies are. The legendary oceanographer, diver, inventor, and proto eco-warrior was a global icon, famed for his groundbreaking films and TV documentaries that took us to the depths … Continue reading The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

TAG – Five Flaming Hotties

TAG - Five Flaming Hotties Well this is something different for this site. S.G of Rhyme and Reason has tagged ol’ MIB in this blogging game called five Flaming Hotties, where bloggers are asked to share their main objects or desire from the film and entertainment world. Now, regular readers of this site (and hopefully … Continue reading TAG – Five Flaming Hotties

Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)

Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) France (2013) Dir. Cédric Klapisch With this film writer-director Cédric Klapisch brings his Spanish Apartment Trilogy to a close, reuniting the main characters and former flatmates from the previous films - Pot Luck and Russian Dolls - who are all older but in some cases, not any wiser, this time in New … Continue reading Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)

He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout)

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (À la folie... pas du tout) France (2002) Dir. Laetitia Colombani They say there are two sides to every story. In this stunning directorial debut from actress and writer Laetitia Colombani this theory is put to the test, demonstrating how it is possible to breathe life into familiar … Continue reading He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout)

Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)

Mood Indigo (L'écume des jours) France (2013) Dir. Michel Gondry Sometimes one sees a film, painting or another piece of art with a surreal bent to it and the first thought is “What was going through their mind when they came up with that?” Sometimes it is best not to ask - watching the films … Continue reading Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)

Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes)

Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes) France (2005) Dir. Cédric Klapisch Russian Dolls is the second film in what has become known as the Spanish Apartment Trilogy from French writer-director Cédric Klapisch, appearing three years after the original film Pot Luck. It is not really fair to call this a sequel as such since most of … Continue reading Russian Dolls (Les poupées russes)

Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole)

Pot Luck (L'auberge espagnole) France (2002) Dir. Cédric Klapisch The European Union has been a central political talking point in this country of ours for many a year now but as ever most European citizens try to put politics aside in the name of harmony, creating cosy little multi-national relationships for themselves. This is the … Continue reading Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole)

Thérèse Desqueyroux

Thérèse Desqueyroux (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running time: 110 minutes approx. Landes, France 1926 and Thérèse Larroque (Audrey Tautou), the free-spirited daughter of a radical politician marries Bernard Desqueyroux (Gilles Lellouche) a wealthy pinery owner and brother of her best friend Anne (Anaïs Demoustier), hoping that marriage would calm the wild ideas … Continue reading Thérèse Desqueyroux

Delicacy

Delicacy 1 disc (Distributor: Studio Canal) Running Time: 109 minutes Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) is happy in life in her middle management job and trying for a child with her husband and soul mate François (Pio Marmaï) until he is killed in a car accident. Consumed with grief, confusion and loneliness, Nathalie throws herself into her … Continue reading Delicacy