Ernest and Celestine (2012)

Finally, we end our Février Francais (French February) with another animated feature that I stumbled across while looking through some old magazines. Upon looking at a few screenshots and the trailer, that was enough to merit a purchase. Here is Ernest & Celestine. Based on the children’s book series of the same name by Belgian writer (and artist), Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest and Celestine happens in … Continue reading Ernest and Celestine (2012)

The Intouchables (2011)

I was originally going to write about a different film tonight. However after much thought I decided to write about a film that I had not seen before (and could be gone from Amazon Prime before I got the chance to check it out). Another reason is because the originally intended film might be more suitable for a different list. One that involves chase scenes … Continue reading The Intouchables (2011)

April and The Extraordinary World (2016)

Fevier Francais continues, as well as any mentions of Extraordinary Worlds and the presence of Jacque Tardi somehow in a feature film. What strikes me is the fact that this is labelled a children’s film on Amazon Prime. They are wrong. Very, very wrong. This is definitely a family film. There are just too many multi-layered jokes along with historical conundrum mixed into the generally … Continue reading April and The Extraordinary World (2016)

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010)

I’ll start Février Francais with a movie that made me return to reading European comics. It is quite hard to find much Adele Blanc-Sec in English, as they only released four of the stories in two bumper volumes, and they’re in quite a limited stock (Some used copies on Amazon, one new Volume two, and nothing on eBay). So the other option is to get … Continue reading The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010)

Micmacs (2009)

So after nearly a month of Jean-Pierre Jeunet movies, this will be the final scheduled ‘Jeunet’ Review, as both The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and the upcoming Netflix film Big Bug will be Wild Card Reviews showing up when you possibly least expect them, and Alien Resurrection is being reserved for another list entirely.  It has been a good month’s viewing, with plenty of … Continue reading Micmacs (2009)

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

So, we’ve done Delicatessen and The City Of Lost Children. We skipped Alien Resurrection because I might review it as part of a different set (You probably know which one that is) and we have covered Amelie, so now we’re here. This is A Very Long Engagement (No pun Intended). Based on the novel by Jean Baptiste Rossi and set in 1919/1920, our story revolves … Continue reading A Very Long Engagement (2004)

The City Of Lost Children (1995)

We continue Jean-Pierre Jeunet month by talking about his second film, and what would become his last directorial collaboration with Marc Caro (and also the last time we see Caro in an extras role). It brings up the question on where to go after Delicatessen, and then asking ourselves how deep this rabbit hole can go – This is The City Of Lost Children. Set … Continue reading The City Of Lost Children (1995)

In Bruges (2008)

In every country, especially during difficult times, Comedy is a national treasure. While taste varies from person to person, it is one of the great pleasures of life regardless of what is happening. Some like it physical, others like it witty, and others a hybrid of the two…and others like it darker than black coffee on a moonless night. Tonight, we’ll be diving into such … Continue reading In Bruges (2008)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

I hadn’t seen this film in many years, and all I remembered about it were the actors. It went something like this; “Hey, it’s the guy from The Time Machine, Maximus from Gladiator and the Alien from K-PAX”…I’m not joking, that’s how I saw it when I was younger. Anyway, It was going to be part of Noirvember until I watched the first five minutes … Continue reading L.A. Confidential (1997)