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Diamantino

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This sophomore feature from American filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes,  and Daniel Schmidt is a joyous bizarre tale that is a result of their wonderfully warped imagination.  It won’t play well with everyone but if you get pulled in by their sheer lunacy you will so love how it all pans out. It’s the tale of Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) the … Continue reading



Sauvage

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  One of the most powerful and provocative movies that completely divided the critics at the Cannes Film Festival this year was French writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s debut feature Sauvage.  This story about a young street hustler in Strasburg who lived on his wits and despite his tough exterior turned out to be a whore with a … Continue reading



Is SORRY ANGEL the French AIDS drama at Cannes finally a film from Christophe Honoré that is as good as the hype?

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  We must confess that Christophe Honoré is hardly one of our favorite French queer filmmakers.  His work always comes with great fanfares but he so often fails to deliver on the promises he makes, however, the buzz from the Cannes Film Festival is that finally, he has made a movie that actually deserves all the attention … Continue reading



In The Fade

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  It is odd that actress Diane Kruger has waited until now to do her first movie in her native German language.  It, however, has proved to have been well worth the wait with her powerhouse performance in Faith Akin’s exacting thriller In The Fade which landed her a Best Actress Award at Cannes, and the film a … Continue reading



Ismael’s Ghosts

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  This latest movie from French auteur Arnaud Desplechin is an indulgent convoluted jumble of an excessive number of conflicting storylines that at times would test the patience of a saint.  It’s art for art’s sake with scant regard for the viewer trying to unravel it and get some semblance of understanding or enjoyment. Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) … Continue reading



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