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THE ILLUSIONIST

Based on a script by the late great Jacques Tati the French comic genius and directed by Sylvain Chomet (‘The Triplets of Belleville’) one knew that this film would have to be good.  And probably even much better than that.  And it was, and more. The story involves a sad lanky French magician named Tatischeff … Continue reading

THE IMPOSTER

This is the implausible true story about a young dark French man passing himself off as a blond American teenager who had been missing for some years. I actually remember reading this story in The New Yorker a while back and was flabbergasted then, but now seeing the whole scenario skillfully re-enacted on the big … Continue reading

THE IRON LADY

Ask any Brit and they will most certainly know when the first started disliking That Woman.  For me it was 1971 when in her first Cabinet job as Education Secretary she cut out free milk to school kids to save a few pounds and earned herself the moniker ‘Milk Snatcher’ which still sticks to her … Continue reading

THE KID ON A BIKE

The kid in the title is 11-year-old Cyril and the bike is his means to whiz around the small Belgian town desperately looking for his father who abandoned him in a Children’s Home and who has never bothered coming back even to visit.  Cyril breaks out of the Home one day with the Social Workers … Continue reading

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

This gentle warm delightful comedy is about a well-adjusted, happy, loving and quite devoted family.  The two teenage children have reached that awkward stage when they start questioning things, in this case, to find out who their biological father is.  It just so happens that their two parents are a lesbian couple, but that aside, … Continue reading

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