L’Appartement

L'Appartement France (1996) Dir. Gilles Mimouni You can rest easy; the French haven’t done the unthinkable and remade Billy Wilder’s classic The Apartment, although themes of secret romances blossoming in a bijou abode are shared elements of both plots. Aside from that, these two films couldn’t be more dissimilar. Max (Vincent Cassel) is the promising … Continue reading L’Appartement

Spectre

Spectre UK (2015) Dir. Sam Mendes “It’s a Bond film!” This is what I kept having to tell myself whenever something incredulous took place during the 24th entry into the film canon of the legendary James Bond franchise. After Skyfall took some chances and remodelled Bond for the 21st century, Spectre takes a number of … Continue reading Spectre

The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) Italy (2014) Dir. Alice Rohrwacher Holding true to old traditions and methods isn’t always a bad thing but there are times when refusing to modernise just isn’t practical and the effects can have a far deeper reach than just the financial, as Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature. In a remote … Continue reading The Wonders (Le meraviglie)