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New York 2021 Review: PETITE MAMAN, Like Mother, Like Daughter

Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, and Nina Meurisse star in a fairytale without fringes, directed by Céline Sciamma. It's one of the most touching films of the year.

Ghent 2021 Review: A CORSICAN SUMMER (I COMETE) Builds Absorbing Swarm Narrative

Directed by French actor Pascal Tagnati, the film builds an intricately layered and voyeuristic swarm narrative set in a single town.

Now on Home Video: SIBYL, Blurring Past and Present, Fiction and Reality

Virginie Efira, Adele Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel and Sandra Huller star in a complex and compelling character study, directed by Justine Triet.

New York 2021 Review: BERGMAN ISLAND, A Meta-Contemplation on an Artist's Creative Process

Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska and Vicky Krieps star in a new film by Mia Hansen-Løve.

Review: LITTLE VAMPIRE (PETIT VAMPIRE), Monsters Are People Too

French filmmaker and comic book artist Joann Sfar adapts his own graphic novel series into an animated adventure.

Now Streaming: COME FROM AWAY, THE DONUT KING, THE RABBI'S CAT

Singular visions from Canada (via Broadway), Cambodia (via U.S.) and Algeria (via France) explore terrorism, immigration and a talking cat.

Now on Home Video: SUMMER OF 85, Getting Hot in Here

Felix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin star in a film by Francois Ozon, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films.

MINDFRAME(S) Podcast: Just What The Hell is ANNETTE?

Welcome to another episode of MindFrame(s), the sometimes half-assed but always whole-hearted film conversation. This episode offers Mike Cockerill and I reacting to the gloriously weird Annette, the latest film from the master of the surreal Leos Carax. Starring Adam...

Fantasia 2021 Review: SATOSHI KON, THE ILLUSIONIST

Watching Pascal-Alex Vincent's summation of Kon Satoshi's work and life and untimely death made me more than a little bit sad. Not because the film is a poor tribute or account of one of the leading lights of Japanese filmmaking,...

Review: CODA Celebrates Simple Pleasures

Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur star in the drama, directed by Sian Heder, and streaming on Apple TV+ as of August 13.

Review: MANDIBLES, Gigantic Fly, Absurd Misadventures

Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, the film stars Gregoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adele Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Romeo Elvis, Coralie Russier, and Bruno Lochet.

Cannes 2021 Review: BLOODY ORANGES Turns Savage in Cynical Satire

New French Burlesque meets Grand Guignol in Jean-Christophe Meurisse's latest comedy that mixes quirky and perverted.

Friday One Sheet: TITANE

An almost 'street art' design for Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature, Titane, debuting at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, features a mixture of haute couture and body horror, in high contrast 'club lighting' colours. Using nearly all the poster real estate...

Now Streaming: HORSEHEAD, Where Dreams May Haunt

Lilly Fleur-Pointeaux and Catriona MacColl star in a distinctive, memorable, and unsettling film, directed by Romain Basset, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT Goes Far Beyond a Nickname

The documentary by director Julien Faraut examines how a sports team from Japan became an international sensation.

Review: THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE, Timely Contemplation on Excessive Force in Era of Yellow Vest, BLM

Directed by David Dufresne, the documentary is exemplary in reflecting insightful thoughts after one of the most violent and prolonged civil unrests in France's modern history.

TITANE Trailer: Julia Ducournau Returns, More Striking Than Ever

Julia Ducournau smashed out of the gate with Raw, her feature debut as writer and director, and her new film looks even more impressive. Take a look below. It's in the Official Competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, and...

Review: SUMMER OF 85, François Ozon's Naughty Take on a Summer Fling Movie

Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, and Philippine Velge star in an erotically charged period piece, filled with pastel colors and 80s pop songs. It's a deliciously seductive summer fun movie.

Review: THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE, Monkey Crosses Sea, Discovers Strange New World

Directed by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard, the gorgeous animated tale from France is delightfully surprising and kindly philosophical.

Criterion in July 2021: DEEP COVER, WORKING GIRLS, MIRROR and More

Bill Duke's Deep Cover, Lizzie Borden's Working Girls, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror lead the class of July 2010 from the Criterion Collection. In keeping with the season, Jacques Deray's La piscine is also on the release slate, along with Howard...