V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
The Blue Room
Tightlipped French crime drama drops few clues
Sex turns deadly in tightlipped French crime drama The Blue Room.
V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled family
The Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Blue Is the Warmest Color
I was a teenage lesbian, and all I got was this heartbreaking movie
Depending on which way the wind blows, Blue Is the Warmest Color is either brilliant and groundbreaking or false and perverted. Honestly it’s all of that and more.
V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013
The Rabbi’s Cat
Arabesque animated fable offers a feline’s take on Middle Eastern religion
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Rust and Bone
A whale bit my legs off and all I got was sex with a musclebound Belgian
V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Declaration of War
Visually quirky French drama finds love, humor and drama in a child’s battle for life
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Heartbreaker, Welcome
Notable romantic French titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens, Helena Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes
Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) and Vanessa Paradis (The Girl on the Bridge) star in director Pascal Chaumeil's feature directorial debut. Alex (Duris), an indebted con artist who breaks couples up for a living, is hired by a rich entrepreneur to prevent his daughter Juliette (Paradis) from marrying her fiance. The expert heartbreaker then struggles through the hardest challenge of his career, as he slowly realizes that he has already fallen in love with his subject.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
Notable French thriller titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Directed by Jean-François Richet
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya, Florence Thomassin, Michel Duchaussoy, Myriam Boyer, Ludivine Sagnier
Devin D. O’Leary delves into the Netflix “Watch Instantly” feature and previews the two-part Gallic gangster saga Mesrine. Vincent Cassel (Irreversible, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Black Swan) stars as a middle-class French soldier who returns home to the neon glamor of '60s Paris and is soon mentored by a criminal kingpin (Frenchy superstar Gérard Depardieu). Jacques Mesrine was a real dude whose life in crime became the stuff of legend. Like Scarface but real. And with an accent. I mean, a French accent. In French with English subtitles. HD Available.
V.20 No.19 |
Daily Word 5.15.11: death of the arcade; Eurotras... er vision; Tim Horton expansion
Dolores Fuller, once Ed Wood's wife, died.
British woman beheaded in supermarket.
Eurovision contest winner AND links to all the other countries' performances. Woah, what's that smell?
George W.Bush was eating souffle when he got the call about Bin Laden's death.
Lady Gaga's penis shoes.
Penis-related Cannes update.
Switzerland seeks to stopper suicide tourism.
Bin Laden compound porn stash.
Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway to ease swollen Mississippi river.
V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
I Like to Watch (Instantly): The Girl on the Bridge, The Widow of Saint-Pierre
Notable Patrice Leconte titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frederic Pfluger, Demetre Georgalas, Catherine Lascault, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Mireille Mosse, Didier Lemoine, Bertie Cortez, Nicola Donato
One chilly Parisian night, a young girl (Frenchy pop star Vanessa Paradis) contemplates suicide on a dark bridge. Out of the night comes a stranger (Daniel Auteuil) who offers her a second chance. He is a once great, now-faded circus performer, a knife-thrower in need of a partner. Together these two lost souls form a deep, telepathic bond. This hypnotic modern fairy tale comes from director Patrice Leconte (Ridicule, Monsieur Hire). Bring a date!
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V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010
French Kiss of Death
The true story of a guy who liked rabbit-fur hats and killing people
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science
The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Tricklock Performance Laboratory
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