Toni Erdmann is not to be missed

The film written and directed by Maren Ade,  was a hit at the Cannes festival this spring but did not win any palm nor consolation prize. ” Toni Erdmann” came out at the end of August in Paris and is mostly a word of mouth success since. Its length, almost three hours, might be the cause for a relatively discreet … Read More

“Divines”, THE new film

I would never have seen this movie if Frédérique Bredin, President of Centre national du cinéma, had not invited me to a private screening at the beginning of the summer. « Divines », a new film by Houda Benyamina, will be the talk of the Rentrée in Paris. With a budget of under 3 million € and three fabulous lead … Read More

Florence Foster Jenkins, a determined singer

    Stephen Frears is a genius cinematographer and his latest film, « Florence Foster Jenkins » is again proof of it. Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant give one of their best acting interpretations, one laughs and one cries. It is cinema at its best.

Almodovar’s “Julieta”, don’t hesitate, just go!

For his 20 th film presented at the Cannes film festival, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has struck again : his « Julieta » is constantly surprising and fascinating. Based on three Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro short stories from « Runaway », the script is the story of a beautiful woman who falls in love on a train with a … Read More

Woody Allen is back with “Café Society”

« First a murderer and now a Christian », is one of the hilariously funny sentences of the new Woody Allen film, « Café Society », which opened the Cannes Film festival 2016. Vonnie (Veronica) played by Kirsten Stewart, and Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) form an intriguing couple in the 56 th film by the New York director. We find all … Read More

Merci Patron!

The film “Merci Patron!”, (Thank you Boss) is about David fighting Goliath or the editor of Fakir, a small magazine from Amiens, in the North of France, trying to unveil in a hilarious documentary, the strange methods used by members of the LVMH group. In order to quiet the discontent of many fired workers from Kenzo, in Poix-du-Nord, a member … Read More

Chocolat, the first black actor in France

  « Chocolat », the new film directed by Roschdy Zem and produced by the Altmayer brothers (Nicolas and Eric), is the charming and sad story of the rise and fall of the first black actor in France. And it is a lovely surprise, thanks to the two main actors, James Thierrée, a confirmed stage actor and Charlie Chaplin’s grandson … Read More

“Spotlight” a true chef d’oeuvre

  If you have not seen this film yet, rush, you don’t have a choice! It is the most exciting, well written script and psychologically well tuned film I have seen for a long time. It only came out last week in Paris and it has become the word of mouth tip since. Everything is bright about it. The characters … Read More