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JLG. Palme d'Or.

The line-up for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was announced a couple of hours ago. 


The Past (Le Passe) - 05/04/2014 @ The Watershed, Bristol.

     After the Oscar success of ‘A Separation’, Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi was left with the difficult task of following up such a well received Film. To make things more difficult, he decided to make the film in France. 383 more words

Film Review

French Cultural, too elitist /La culture française, trop élitiste

Ah…French culture, the food, the clothes, the jewelry, the wine, the literature, the cinema, these have great importance in France. The first four have such incredible global reputations that they are some of France’s most important exports. 1,320 more words


Five Reasons: Catherine Breillat's Barbe Bleue (2009) & Bonus: My Theory on Why Bluebeard's Blue Beard is Blue

In 2009 Catherine Breillat decided to film Charles Perrault’s famous French folktale Barbe bleue (that’s Bluebeard en anglais). The classic fable was published by Perrault in Paris in 1697, but was set in 15th Century France. 879 more words


Rust and Bone

Brutal Romanticism

‘If we continue, we have to do it right.’

Jacques Audiard’s unflinching melodrama is an exploration of how physical nature can render emotion – how they collide…and how often one cannot survive without the other. 295 more words



The title Old Books, New Words was inspired by the work of an artist called Ben Giles.

In a lot of his work he takes ordinary photographs and overlays them with brightly coloured cut-outs. 225 more words

A Brutal Game Review: Lessons in Cruelty

Words: Brody Rossiter
Twitter: @BrodyRossiter


As with many of Jean-Claude Brisseau’s pictures, The Brutal Game (Un Jeu Brutal) is a challenging and risqué affair, concerning itself with disability, sexuality, and murder. 363 more words