Category: Film Reviews

The Translators [Les traducteurs] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

The Translators [Les traducteurs] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

The manuscript for the final volume in a thriller trilogy that the reading public has eagerly awaited is now ready ...
The Swallows of Kabul [Le hirondelles de Kaboul] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

The Swallows of Kabul [Le hirondelles de Kaboul] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

In creating The Swallows of Kabul, directors Zabou Breitman and Élea Gobbé-Mévellec have adapted Yasmina Khadra’s novel of the same ...
The Extraordinary [Hors normes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

The Extraordinary [Hors normes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

So realistic that it often feels like a documentary (though with an intimate candour suggesting otherwise), The Extraordinary depicts the ...
Spread Your Wings [Donne-moi des ailes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Spread Your Wings [Donne-moi des ailes] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Fourteen-year old Thomas (Louis Vazquez) goes, by request of his mother, Paola (Mélanie Doutey), to ...
La Belle Époque — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

La Belle Époque — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Offered the chance to visit any period in the past via its studio reconstruction and a band of versatile actors ...
Of Love and Lies [Fourmi] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Of Love and Lies [Fourmi] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

In its opening scenes, Of Love and Lies rapidly sketches the characters of 12-year-old Théo (Meleaume Paquin — Remi, Nobody’s ...
Roxane — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Roxane — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Raymond and his fellow egg-producers just get by, so decide to push for a tiny ...
Edmond — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Edmond — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Edmond Rostand’s name may be unfamiliar until you learn that he authored a play, subsequently adapted for film many times, ...
The Mystery of Henri Pick [Le mystère Henri Pick] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

The Mystery of Henri Pick [Le mystère Henri Pick] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Frederic Koska (Bastien Bouillon) has published his first novel and waits anxiously for ruthless literary ...
Alice and the Mayor [Alice et le maire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Alice and the Mayor [Alice et le maire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Anchored on the nuanced performances of two stars of French cinema and on cinematography that quietly draws you into the ...