Asghar Farhadi is without question one of my favorite working filmmakers. Watching a Farhadi film is unique. He doesn’t make movies intended as escapes. He offers intense examinations filled with truth and reality. 617 more words
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This new release is the fifth film by French director Éric Barbier, but the first that I’ve seen. It’s a heist movie set in Paris and Antwerp, starring Yvan Attal as a safecracking jewel thief and Bérénice Bejo as the exhibitor / seller of a 137-carat diamond, and it spends a lot of time following time-worn heist movie tropes, i.e. 265 more words
Ever want to see what happens when a soap opera is written and acted incredibly well and squeezed into 2 hours rather than 50 years? Well, you’re in luck, because a little French-Italian-Iranian film called The Past (or Le Passé) has pulled it off… 828 more words
It’s Sunday! Oscar movies are back in business!
The Artist. The Artist was the Best Picture Winner of 2012. It was the first comedy to win the award since Shakespeare in Love, the first silent movie Since Wings at the very first Academy Awards, and the first French film to win ever! 567 more words
“Which one?” is the obvious question prompted by the title in “The Childhood of a Leader,” a overweening, maddening but not inconsiderable directorial debut for actor Brady Corbet, which plays as something of a straight-faced parody of a well-upholstered historical biopic. 960 more words