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The Rules of the Game (1939)

Note: This piece was originally written for The Black List Blog (see here).

1939 was a remarkable year for cinema. Boasting titles like THE WIZARD OF OZ, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS and LE JOUR SE LÈVE, one could well argue it may have been the single greatest year in movie history. 389 more words


Jeune Femme

(spoiler free)

Before ‘Jeune Femme’ begins, Paula Simonean (Laetitia Dosch) was a different woman to who we meet. She lived as a muse/subject for a famous photographer Joachim (Grégoire Monsaingeon), and in this ten year relationship she learned nothing. 781 more words


Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Bob le Flambeur feels familiar.  It’s a casino heist movie that surely influenced Ocean’s 11 (1960), complete with the methodically constructed plan and the suave, comforting criminal of a lead character.   1,201 more words

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur, France-Belgium 2017)

Every Claire Denis film offers something new – whether in terms of narrative structure, narration, representations of characters, places or social issues. Let the Sunshine In, 1,349 more words

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Film Review: Eyes Without A Face

Eyes Without A Face is a very engaging, but bleak horror film. Not bleak in the sense of the horror exploitation films of the 1970s, where the endings erred on the side of “Nobody survived and this is going to happen again” or even just “None of our protagonists survived” as was the case of Night of The Living Dead. 736 more words


Revenge (2017)

Director: Coralie Fargeat

Cast: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchede, Jean-Louis Tribes

France, 2017

In Cinemas Now

There are a few spoilers in this one, but are your surprised?… 1,164 more words

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