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Review: The Big Picture
A word of advice to anyone who kills his wife's lover, fakes his own death, assumes the dead guy's name, and flees to a seaside Balkan town: leave the camera at home.
| October 26, 2012
Here's a premise that's surely en route to a Hollywood remake: a lothario and his crew break up inappropriate or inconvenient relationships for hire — until, inevitably, the guy falls for one of his targets.
Remember when French cinema wasn't a farm league for American studios?
| September 24, 2010
Cédric Klapisch's serendipitous interweaving of the lives of disparate characters in the title city never resorts to the contrivance and manipulation of Paul Haggis's Oscar winner, but there are some close calls.
What's the French word for Crash ?
| September 25, 2009
There is a burgeoning trend whereby the work of a legendary writer is attributed to some spurious personal experience.
The legendary playwright is better
| August 07, 2007
Comme ci, comme ça
The menu bops between feel-good indies and full-on commercial fare, with a few seasoned auteur numbers thrown in like rosemary twigs.
No wave in sight at the Boston French Film Festival
| July 10, 2007
Lés Poupees Russes|Russian Dolls
Romain Duris's hyper performance is diffused over several countries, all the better to reflect modern life, which it does with the wary smile of a Nerve personal. Watch the trailer for Lés Poupees Russes|Russian Dolls (QuickTime)
A recognizable and affecting story
| July 21, 2006
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