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)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes) France (2015) Dir. Elie Wajeman “Love made me become an anarchist” As good a reason as any I suppose, but it turns out love was the downfall for the titular anarchists in this second feature from up-and-coming French director Elie Wajeman - that and a pedestrian script for what could have … Continue reading The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Director Stéphane Brizé, confounds expectations by following his multi-award winning social drama The Measure Of A Man with an uncharacteristic spartan period drama. A Woman’s Life, an adaptation of the 19th century novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, … Continue reading A Woman’s Life