By The Grace Of God (Grâce à Dieu)

By The Grace Of God (Grâce à Dieu) France/Belgium (2019) Dir. François Ozon “God teaches us to love children. Just not that much.” These words are not meant in jest, spoken by a high-ranking cardinal when discussing an accusation of historical sexual child abuse by one of his priests. Based on real events, this is … Continue reading By The Grace Of God (Grâce à Dieu)

Custody (Jusqu’à la garde)

Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) France (2017) Dir. Xavier Legrand “Won’t somebody please think of the children!” This clarion call from The Simpsons by Helen Lovejoy to denote her faux concern for all matters moral is used for comic effect but in the case of a bitter divorce, children should be the primary concern of the … Continue reading Custody (Jusqu’à la garde)

Grand Central

Grand Central France (2013) Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski Quiet often when there is a love triangle, the third person to enter the fray and upset the harmony of the established relationship is referred to as being “toxic”, especially if they have a reputation that precede them. In the case of the illicit affair detailed in this … Continue reading Grand Central