Divines

Release: Friday, November 18, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Uda Benyamina; Romain Compingt; Malik Rumeau  Directed by: Uda Benyamina  Divines provides a bleak but brilliant look into the lives of two teens in the Parisian banlieue. It follows Dounia and her best friend Maimouna as they seek out ways of making quick money so they can one day breakContinue reading “Divines”

The Measure of a Man

Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Stéphane Brizé; Olivier Gorce Directed by: Stéphane Brizé This review marks my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. I would like to give James a shout-out for the opportunity to talk about another foreign film here.  The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) could turn outContinue reading “The Measure of a Man”

Decades Blogathon – Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

  Happy Wednesday everyone. We move forward with day three in the Decades Blogathon, where me and Mark have been running posts from various bloggers interested in talking about films from decades past. Once again, there’ll be a new review posted each day, one here and one at the incomparable Three Rows Back. Today we’veContinue reading “Decades Blogathon – Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)”

TBT: Amélie (2001)

Our second stop this December on Throwback Thursday finds us head-over-heels in like (?) with a very unique girl. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. A dream-weaver. Though this entry doesn’t strictly qualify as a film that spreads holiday cheer, it’s one that spreads cheer and is the definition of a feel-good film. It’s a testament toContinue reading “TBT: Amélie (2001)”

The Grand Seduction

Release: Friday, May 30, 2014 (limited) [Theater] The theater where I went to see this film didn’t serve nearly the appropriate amount of my favorite lager. They also failed to carry appropriate beer-drinking mugs. So, making do with what I had, I found myself toasting the events on screen with a luke-warm plastic cup filled with aContinue reading “The Grand Seduction”