The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis)

The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis) France (2015) Dir. Alex Luntz I’m not sure when exactly at what age a mid-life crisis is supposed to take place or indeed can be categorised as one, but 35 sounds a little early to me. However, like the main character is this French comedy … Continue reading The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis)

Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud)

Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) France (1958) Dir. Louis Malle Sometimes one watches a film and wonders what the results would be like if another director was at the helm of it. In the case of Louis Malle’s feature length debut it is not hard to imagine Elevator To The Gallows as part … Continue reading Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud)

Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Touchez Pas au Grisbi France (1954) Dir. Jacques Becker The English translation of the title of this French gangster drama is “Don't touch the loot” which sounds quite comedic, explaining why it was released here in the UK under the more serious title of Honour Among Thieves. Max (Jean Gabin) is an aging criminal who … Continue reading Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Jules et Jim

  Jules et Jim France (1962) Dir. Francois Truffaut Paris 1912 and two friends, shy Austrian Jules (Oskar Werner) and extroverted Frenchman Jim (Henri Serre) meet the enigmatic Catherine (Jeanne Moreau) who reminds them of a statue thery both were smitten with. A bond gradually forms between this threesome but, as Jim already has a … Continue reading Jules et Jim

Les Valseuses (Going Places)

  Les Valseuses (Going Places) France (1974) Dir. Bertrand Blier Jean-Claude (Gérard Depardieu) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere) are a couple of scumbags who drift from town to town causing mayhem then running away from the mess they’ve caused. In one town they get more than they bargained for when they steal the car of a … Continue reading Les Valseuses (Going Places)