Category Archives: Film Review

Je suis a Toi (All Yours)

A rent boy needs a home, a baker needs love and the bakery assistant needs someone to adore her. Set in a smallish town in Belgium, the three needy characters form a trio that bends and breaks the rules of … Continue reading

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Je ne suis pas un Salaud (I’m not a Bastard)

White working-class malaise holds Eddie’s ambition (Nicolas Duvauchelle) in a vice in this tense contemporary thriller set on a Paris council estate. Gripped by swelling low self-esteem, Eddie has tried various jobs, hates them all and finds it difficult to … Continue reading

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Un Plus Une

Claude Lelouch flings opens the doors, shows us heightened-colours of India, and lets love happen Continue reading

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Mon Roi (My King)

Maïwenn proves the fragility of liberated and moneyed romance by throwing it against a wall and letting it bleed. Continue reading

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Les Biches (The Does)

Claude Chabrol’s take on sexual ambiguity in 1968 is mischievous. Stéphane Audran plays the resplendent Frédérique, nouvelle vague’s colonialist of female lust and control. She’s the wealthy dominatrix who wants power over those she desires, and she pursues them with … Continue reading

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Les Amants (The Lovers)

Louis Malle turns the table on femininity and ennui by placing Jeanne (Jeanne Moreau), a bourgeois late-fifties housewife, at the centre of a masterful triad of Polo, the driving car and a soundtrack by Brahms. They narrate her journey from … Continue reading

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