Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

So we finish the El Mariachi trilogy with this one, but Robert Rodriguez Month will be continuing for another two Mondays after this. I will go on to say before we get into the review that it contains spoilers for Desperado. If you haven’t seen Desperado, I would more likely than not recommend seeing it first. However, I speak from experience when I say that I saw … Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

El Mariachi (1992)

And so with Frevier Francais done and dusted, possibly until next year (or on the Wild Card), we begin what I will call El Mariachi March – or more specifically, Robert Rodriguez Month. This time, we will get hot and sunny weather in Western settings, numerous bars, several mistaken identities, various murder-inducing instruments, handsome men in black, and the beautiful women who fall for their … Continue reading El Mariachi (1992)

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 general … 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)