Tag: jérémierenier

Review: François Ozon's DOUBLE LOVER Sizzles

I find it funny that the film is being released on Valentines Day against yet another Fifty Shades movie from its franchise. Let me put it simply - French does it better, effortlessly. Steamy and seductive, Double Lover is an infinitely better choice for a date movie.

Review: NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH, An Unusual, Effective Metaphysical Thriller Set In Afghanistan

Neither Heaven Nor Earth is an effective, minimalistic metaphysical thriller set in a battlefield of Afghanistan from a French visual artist/filmmaker, Clément Cogitore, in his feature film debut. It tells about French soldiers stationed in the Wakhan valley, an arid,...

Get Swept Away by The Beauty And Emotion of The Trailer For Tran Anh Hung's ETERNITY

Pause for a moment and take in the overwhelmingly beautiful and emotionally charged trailer for Tran Anh Hung's French language period drama Eternity. Mercy.    At the end of the 19th century, Valentine, aged 20, married Jules.   Towards the...

Review: SAINT LAURENT, Drinking, Screwing Around, And Smoking Like A Chimney

The gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has received the big screen treatment twice in recent times. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with the full collaboration...

Cannes 2014 Review: SAINT LAURENT is Stylish, Fun and Empty

For the second time this year, the gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is getting the big screen treatment. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top 10 for 2012

Amid fiscal cliffs and digital revolutions, we are all adrift on a sea of change. Never mind that your boat-mate may be a hungry Bengal tiger, sometimes it's hard enough just to keep your head above water.To date, I've viewed...

London 2011: THE KID WITH A BIKE (LE GAMIN AU VÉLO) Review

The Dardenne brothers might just be the most reliable film-makers working today. With a unique brand of realist cinema they've made a succession of critically lauded dramas concerned with Belgium's grimmer locales and inhabitants. Often involving low level criminality,...

TIFF 2011: THE KID WITH A BIKE

The Kid with a Bike / Le Gamin au Velo (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2011). The Dardenne Brothers return to form in their engaging The Kid With A Bike, the tale of a young boy abandoned by his deadbeat...