Tag: france

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: YEAR OF THE SHARK (L'ANNÉE DU REQUIN) Resets Shark Expectations

Marina Foïs, Jean-Pascal Zadi and Christine Gautier wage maritime war against a big fish in a snappy shark feature, directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma.

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: THE FIVE DEVILS (LES CINQ DIABLES) Starts Off Swiss Fantastic Film Event

Kicking off tonight, the 21st edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival brings cinematic genre goodness to the heart of Switzerland. The festival bills itself as "the Swiss event for fantastic film, Asian cinema & digital creation" and, having already...

Now Streaming: GLORIA, Mother Must Solve the Mystery of the Disappearing Father

Cécile Bois and Barbara Schulz star in the mystery-thriller, now streaming on MHz Choice.

Friday One Sheet: EARWIG

The British Quad-style poster feels like a rare bird these days, so it is a joy to behold this fiery key art for Lucile Hadžihalilović's peculiar, moody, mysterious film Earwig. The poster, designed by the iconic Laurent Lufroy, echoes a...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Tracks Down MR. KLEIN

Joseph Losey deftly directs Alain Delon in this uniquely noir-esque historical fiction.

Review: AFTER BLUE, A Dream, Or a Nightmare, At the Edge of Waking

Elina Löwensohn, Paula Luna, and Vimala Pons star in a fantasy/sci-fi concoction from France, directed by Bertrand Mandico.

Review: HAPPENING Reflects on Not So Distant Past, Too Close for Comfort

The film is a stark reminder that if we don't keep up the fighting and push back, as absurd as it might sound, we might lose those rights we've been taking for granted.

Review: LOS CONDUCTOS, A Tale of Two Cities Told in Ingenious Ways

Fernando Úsaga Higuíta and Luis Felipe Lozano star in a daring, dazzling cinematic exercise, directed by Camilo Restrepo, that once again proves the future of cinema is in Latin America.

Review: PETITE MAMAN, Beguiling Fairytale About Growing Up

French auteur Céline Sciamma crafts a low-key, resonant drama. With Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz and Nina Meurisse.

Review: BLOODY ORANGES, Amorals, Comedy, Politics

Denis Podalydès, Christophe Paou, and Guilaine Londez star in a comedy from France, directed by Jean-Christophe Meurisse.

Review: PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT, Vibrant Take on the City of Lights

Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant and Jehnny Beth star in director Jacques Audiard's latest, delicately sampling American cartoonist Adrian Tomine's work.

PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT Interview: Jacques Audiard, Lucie Zhang Talk Chinese Food, Covid Lockdown, The Internet

Jacques Audiard, known for his superb thrillers (Read My Lips, The Beat that My Heart Skipped), became the supreme purveyor of French outlier cinema, chronicling gritty immigrant experiences in an increasingly diverse nation with such films as The Prophet, Dheepan...

Friday One Sheet: PETITE MAMAN

This is not the first piece of key art from Céline Sciamma's tiny drama, Petite Maman, featured in this space. The motion and joy of the Korean design was discussed in 2021. As the film is getting a commercial release...

Now on 4K: LE CERCLE ROUGE, Born Innocent, But Not For Long

Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè and Yves Montand star in the great Jean-Pierre Melville's classic heist thriller.

Berlinale 2022 Review: RIMINI, A Seaside Vacation By Ulrich Seidl

Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, and Hans-Michael Rehberg star in the latest work by the renowned Austrian provocateur, a signature Seidlian tragicomedy.

Preview: Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2022

The 27th edition of celebrating the best of contemporary French cinema offers a star-studded 23 film lineup. And after going all virtual last year due to the pandemic, this year's Rendez-Vous is back at the beloved Walter Reade Theater, Film...

Now on Blu-ray: LITTLE GIRL, Embrace and Accept

Sebastien Lifshitz directed the deeply affecting documentary, now on home video from Music Box Films.

Sundance 2022 Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Draws Thoroughly Modern Julie

Renate Reinsve stars in the new film by director Joachim Trier.

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE LAST WALTZ Swirls, ADOPT Stuns, LOVE JONES Slams

'Le cercle rouge' and 'The Flight of the Phoenix' are also slated for release in March 2022 from The Criterion Collection.

Review: FRANCE Finds Faith in a Celeb News Personality

Léa Seydoux stars in director Bruno Dumont's new film, opening in theaters and virtual cinemas.