Monday, December 28th, 2015

Bis

 
I recently saw a number of films that I haven’t reviewed so here are the three movies that I saw, starting with Bis. The direct translation of this French word would …


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Folies Bergère

 

 
I often liken movies to food and I won’t make an exception with my experience with Folies Bergère. The first quarter of the movie feels a tad pointless, with me not knowing …


Friday, October 24th, 2014

Two Days, One Night ( Deux jours, une nuit)

 
What would you do, if you are offered a bonus of €1,000 – with the consequence that one of your team member is laid off? Just to make things easy …


Monday, March 31st, 2014

Just a Sigh (Le temps de l’aventure)

 
A friend of mine who used to work at the police force once joked that the policemen looked more like accountants rather then the handsome, buffed men that you see …


Friday, March 28th, 2014

Attila Marcel

 
Sylvain Chomet, the director of Attila Marcel is better known for his animated movie, The Triplets of Belleville, of which I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing. I did enjoy L’Illusioniste …


Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Quai d’Orsay

 
Every year, when I make my selection from the Alliance Française French Film Festival line up, I would do it way in advance so that by the time I watch …


Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Taking Off (Le grand départ)

 
Taking Off (Le grand départ) explores the age old story of brotherly differences and how they fight to gain their father’s love. The story opens with Romain Gauthier (Pio Marmaï) – an ambitious, …


Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Le prénom (What’s in a name?)

 
When a group of friends arrange to have dinner together, all hell breaks loose when Vincent (Patrick Bruel) announces that he’s going to name his baby boy Adolphe. Pierre (Charles …


Sunday, March 24th, 2013

La vie d’une autre (Another Woman’s Life)

 
What would happen if you get up out of bed and realise that ten years have passed without you knowing what happened during those years?
This is the premise of La …


Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The Intouchables

 
The Intouchablesis reportedly one of the biggest cinematic exports out of France in recent times. While some viewers love the movie for the warmth and the wonderful acting, some claim …