@ShrewsburyFS kindly invited me to review Le Havre at one of their fortnightly showings. I was not disappointed, as this Finnish feel-good comedy is perfect for a Friday evening.
Director Icíar Bollaín’s También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) has been incredibly well received by critics, but is it as good as they make it out to be? In many ways; yes, although the pacing just isn’t quite right
Only a few months late, I am finally getting up to date with my Fan of the Month requests. Next up is Fernando’s Mexican horror Somos Lo Que Hay. Thankfully it’s a horror that won’t end in a sleepless night tonight. Hopefully, anyway.
Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy has received great critical acclaim, as well as winning a couple of awards. Does this French drama live up to its expectations?
The Burma Conspiracy promises “an explosive, high-octane thriller” – does it deliver such thrills, or does it just try and be something it’s not?
Normally I’m all too quick to write off a film about war off as a boys film that I wouldn’t enjoy at all. I was pleasantly surprised with Forces Speciales (Special Forces). Sent in brutal but stunning Afghanistan; Special Forces is much more than the average war film.
As I’m slowly working my way through the 1001 Movies To See Before You Die I’ve been discovering not only classic films, but some of the most renowned actors and actresses of all time. Despite this, I still hadn’t seen a Brigette Bardot film. Le Repos du Guerrier (Love on A Pillow) is my first Bardot; she was every bit as lovely as I had expected.
It’s no lie that I love animated films, so when the French “A Monster in Paris” was announced I had very high hopes. Unfortunately, in this case animation is definitely for kids and not for all the family.