Movie Review – Two Of Us

Two Of Us (Deux) France (2019) Dir. Filippo Meneghetti People seem to have forgotten that love, romance, and relationships are not exclusive to those under 40. Although some in older age groups may get a pass if they still have their looks, the idea of them being in love is not a consideration. Being old, … Continue reading Movie Review – Two Of Us

VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Theo And The Metamorphosis (Cert 18) (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – June 24th The Kafka-esque title might alert the more learned among you as what to expect from French director Damien Odoul’s latest offering. It’s not just the title, the entire film is rife with vignettes that could … Continue reading VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Movie Review – Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) France/Belgium (2019) Dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Radicalisation has become a huge problem in the west over the past two decades with the rise of Muslim fundamentalists (or any religious fanatics) spreading their distorted interpretations of the Quran among the easily impressionable. Ahmed (Idir Ben Addi) is a Muslim teenager … Continue reading Movie Review – Young Ahmed

Movie Review – Paris, 13th District

Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades, Paris 13e) France (2021) Dir. Jacques Audiard Sex messes up everything and I’m not just talking about the bed sheets either. The 1989 comedy When Harry Met Sally... ponders whether men and women can be friends without sex occurring and subsequently proves otherwise. But that was in the 80s, how … Continue reading Movie Review – Paris, 13th District

Movie Review – The New Kid

The New Kid (Le nouveau) France (2015) Dir. Rudi Rosenberg Fitting in isn’t easy when you are the newcomer whether it is at school, work, or a club, something we shy, socially inept folk know all too well. We all want to make a good impression and get along with our peers but some people … Continue reading Movie Review – The New Kid

Movie Review – Mandibles

Mandibles (Mandibules) France (2020) Dir. Quentin Dupieux Flies. Nobody likes them - except spiders and that is only because they feed on them. They interrupt our daily lives by buzzing around our heads as we work or watch the TV; they ruin our food by leaving goo on it; and they can’t even figure out … Continue reading Movie Review – Mandibles

Blu-ray Review – Twisting The Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol

Twisting The Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 106/113/101/105 minutes approx. Release Date – April 25th One the most prolific and celebrated of the French New Wave directors, Claude Chabrol enjoyed a career spanning over 50 years before his death in 2010. Arrow have collated … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Twisting The Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol

Movie Review – Petite Maman

Petite Maman France (2021) Dir. Céline Sciamma If your younger self met your parents when they were the same age, would you be able to befriend them or would the generation gap be too much of a hindrance? This was one of the questions Back To The Future brought up for me which wasn’t explored … Continue reading Movie Review – Petite Maman

Movie Review – La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque France (2019) Dir. Nicolas Bedos Time travel - we know it isn’t really possible yet it makes for an interesting plot device for cinema and TV, albeit as a fantasy. Sure, there are war re-enactment societies but even that is a bit of fun, and everyone goes home again as they are. … Continue reading Movie Review – La Belle Époque

Movie Review – The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) France/Spain (1972) Dir. Luis Buñuel You’d think the wealthy and affluent would have no problems in life, since they live in luxury, have servants to do everything for them, and usually have jobs at the top of the food chain. Worst of all, … Continue reading Movie Review – The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie