Movie review – The Father

The Father UK/France (2020) Dir. Florian Zeller You don’t need me to tell you dementia is one of the cruellest diseases inflicted upon humankind, for both the sufferer and those around them, especially the loved ones forced to watch their decline on a daily basis. Many films have been made on this subject to great … Continue reading Movie review – The Father

Movie Review – Who You Think I Am

Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) France (2019) Dir. Safy Nebbou "For people like me, social media is both the shipwreck and the life raft." An eloquent description of the biggest conduit for communal connection and the biggest cause of trouble for people in the modern world. There is good and bad … Continue reading Movie Review – Who You Think I Am

Movie Review – Oxygen

Oxygen (Oxygène) France (2021) Dir. Alexandre Aja Most of us have woken up in the middle of the night and wondered where we are as a result of a weird dream or nightmare, whilst those who drink to excess will quite literally wake up in a stage place. Now imagine that strange place is a … Continue reading Movie Review – Oxygen

Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) France (2019) Dir. Jérémy Clapin I’m sure you are familiar with the classic line from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest from Lady Bracknell when she says to Jack Worthing about how losing one parent “may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded … Continue reading Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

Movie Review – The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié)

The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié) France/Belgium (2020) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world emotionally, from playing the bad guy when children play up to fretting over their welfare when they are out of sight. One of the hardest things for some is accepting their little … Continue reading Movie Review – The Lost Prince (Le prince oublié)

Movie Review – Felicità

Felicità France (2020) Dir. Bruno Merle We all have choices. It’s making the right decision that is the key, and often that means having to think about how it affects others rather than just ourselves, which many don’t. This, in essence is one of the responsibilities of being a parent. 11 year-old Tommy (Rita Merle) … Continue reading Movie Review – Felicità

Movie Review – Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce)

Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce) France (2019) Dir. Lucie Borleteau For parents with very young children, finding the right person outside of the family to entrust their offspring with is an unenviable task at the best of times - not everyone can be Mary Poppins (just ask Emily Blunt). Making the wrong choice … Continue reading Movie Review – Lullaby aka The Perfect Nanny (Chanson douce)

Movie Review – 10 Days With Dad (10 jours sans maman)

10 Days With Dad (10 jours sans maman) France (2020) Dir. Ludovic Bernard It’s fair to say that a lot of men take their mothers, wives, girlfriends, etc. for granted when it comes to domestic matters, whilst many children are like this with both parents. Therefore, a wake-up call is desperately needed to show them … Continue reading Movie Review – 10 Days With Dad (10 jours sans maman)

Movie Review – Amanda

Amanda France (2018) Dir. Mikhaël Hers For all the negativity and toxic hostility that occurs on social media, there are still some decent people in the world who are willing to support others in need. Lest we forget though, even those offering support need support too. Paris 2015, and David (Vincent Lacoste) is a 24 … Continue reading Movie Review – Amanda

Movie Review – A Paris Education (Mes provinciales)

A Paris Education (Mes provinciales) France (2018) Dir. Jean-Paul Civeyrac Is it possible for a film to be so Meta that it becomes the very thing it might or might not be allegorically critiquing and/or celebrating, losing all sense of its own identity in the process, yet still very much an incisive and independently minded … Continue reading Movie Review – A Paris Education (Mes provinciales)